Nigel Farage supporters hail outgoing Ukip leader as 'God of a man'

'An old school politician' - Twitter reacts to Nigel Farage's farewell speech

Nigel Farage (Getty)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Today Nigel Farage made his farewell speech as he steps down as leader of Ukip, and his supporters have been quick to acknowledge the work of their hero.

Farage's second stint as leader of the party came to an end after six years - a period which has brought meteoric brought for the party, but also heavy criticism.

Farage's marmite persona has been reflected in the reaction he has received on social media. While many have savaged his legacy, others have hailed him as a great leader. One acolyte even called him a "God of a man" in his Twitter tribute.

See how Twitter reacted to his speech below