Football Football

Comedian tosses fake cash at Blatter

Shares
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is photographed while banknotes thrown by British comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee at the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, July 20, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is photographed while banknotes thrown by British comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee at the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, July 20, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

ZURICH, July 20- A British comedian on Monday interrupted a press conference by FIFA president Sepp Blatter throwing paper money in front of Blatter just as he was about to speak.

The 79-year-old Blatter was about to give details of a special election for a new president when he was interrupted by Simon Brodkin, who was immediately taken away by security guards.

The press conference was halted for a few minutes while the paper was cleaned up before Blatter returned and blamed the incident on “a lack of education”.

On his way out, Brodkin — stage name Lee Nelson — threw another bundle of notes at a clearly shaken Blatter, saying “here you go Sepp”.

After the stunt, Brodkin tweeted a photo of himself with the message: “Excited to be at FIFA meeting Sepp Blatter to secure the #NorthKorea2026 World Cup.”

The comedian is not new to showing up to events uninvited. He invaded the stage during rapper Kanye West’s set at the Glastonbury music festival last month.

Shares

Comments