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When FIFA’s pres­i­dent Sepp Blat­ter (above) held a press con­fer­ence in Switzer­land on Mon­day night, he didn’t ex­pect it to be hi­jacked by Bri­tish co­me­dian Si­mon Brod­kin. Brod­kin, who was play­ing a char­ac­ter named Lee Nel­son, gained ac­cess to the con­fer­ence and pro- ceeded to pour fake money over Blat­ter’s head while an­nounc­ing him­self as a del­e­gate for North Korea’s 2026 World Cup bid. “This is for North Korea 2026,” he said as he put down a wad of notes in front of Blat­ter.

Shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent, sev­eral users got on Twit­ter to make fun of Blat­ter and con­grat­u­lated Brod­kin on his stunt. “Blat­ter’s face en­cap­su­lates how we all feel about Lee Nel­son’s at­tempts at be­ing funny,” wrote one user. “If you’re Lee Nel­son’s dad, please just call him and say that you’re proud of him and that maybe you should have that pint,” wrote another user.

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