Sepp Blatter showered with money by British comedian
Sepp Blatter was giving his first official press conference since announcing he was stepping down as FIFA president when he was showered with money by a British comedian.
Comic Simon Brodkin, playing a character named Lee Nelson, appeared at the press conference where Blatter was speaking and announced he was there to represent North Korea's bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
He approached the corruption-dogged former football boss, placed a wad of cash on his desk, and said: "This is for North Korea 2026."
When Nelson was escorted away by security staff, he looked at Blatter and said: "Here we go, Sepp," before throwing more cash in the air. The comedian then added: "It's all there."
Looking slightly ruffled, Blatter said: "We have to clean here first. Otherwise I will not be able to speak to you, ladies and gentleman, when we speak about football. This has nothing to do with football."
Nelson was driven away in a police van from the FIFA headquarters in Zurich following the incident.
This is not the first time that Nelson has made headlines by gatecrashing events. Last month, he jumped on stage, interrupting Kanye West's set at Glastonbury festival.
In 2014, the comedian attempted to mix with the England World Cup squad at Luton Airport before he was removed by police.
Nelson's latest prank follows Blatter's announcement last month that he would be resigning amid claims of bribery and corruption within his organisation.
Blatter's announcement came just four days after he was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth consecutive term and followed a number of arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich by the FBI, reports the Huffington Post.