FIFA’s ex-president Sepp Blatter was showered with fake dollar bills at a press conference by an English comedian Lee Nelson. The intruder was immediately escorted by security officials from the press conference, according to social media reports.
Blatter looked embarrassed and said that the incident “had nothing to do with football.” Lee Nelson’s cynical Facebook post read: “Excited to be at FIFA meeting Sepp Blatter to secure the North Korea 2026 World Cup.”
Lee Nelson, whose real name is Simon Brodkin, is famous for his pranks before an audience. He earlier interrupted the performance of American rapper Kanye West when he ran on the stage, as well as Stereo Kicks’ performance on ‘The X Factor’.
The comedian’s stunt postponed Blatter’s speech for several minutes. Later the conference resumed.