A British comedian on Monday interrupted a press conference by Sepp Blatter
in Zurich throwing paper money in front of the bemused FIFA president 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.
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