SERIAL PEST SPLASHES FAKE CASH FOR FIFA
WORLD football executives are no strangers to piles of cash, but Sepp Blatter looked unimpressed when a British comedian showered him with fake dollars.
Simon Brodkin gatecrashed a press conference designed to defend FIFA’s reputation – leaving Blatter, 79, shaken as the notes fluttered around him at FIFA headquarters.
Brodkin, who uses the stage name Lee Nelson, walked in front of Blatter as he announced the date of a presidential election.
Brodkin placed banknotes on Blatter’s desk and then explained that he was representing a “North Korea 2026” bid for the World Cup.
As security guards took Brodkin away he shouted “here you go Sepp” and threw more notes in the air.
When the press conference started Blatter apologised and blamed the incident on “a lack of education”. “This has nothing to do with football,” he added.
Brodkin is a repeat gatecrasher – he invaded the stage during rapper Kanye West’s set at the Glastonbury music festival last month and was wrestled off the stage by a security guard.
ON THE MONEY: FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on as fake dollars fly around him, thrown by comedian edian SimonSim Simo Brodkin ( below below).