Sepp Blatter news conference delayed by intruder throwing fake money
FIFA president Sepp Blatter's first news conference since he confirmed he would be stepping down from the top job in football could have started better.
Comedian Simon Brodkin, better known as his alter ego Lee Nelson, ran onto the stage to throw money at Blatter, shouting that it was for a fake North Korea bid for the 2026 World Cup.
Brodkin is the prankster known for having interrupted Kanye West's headline slot at the Glastonbury festival this past June and dedicating his stage invasion to Taylor Swift.
FIFA officials had to gather up all the fake cash, causing a significant delay to the proceedings.
Sepp Blatter showered with fake money after stunt comedian gets into FIFA press conference pic.twitter.com/smMc92Qouj- Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) July 20, 2015
Simon Brodkin, prankster "comedian", interrupts start of presser and showered @SeppBlatter in dollar bills on behalf of "North Korea 2026"- Paul Kelso (@pkelso) July 20, 2015
FIFA officials clean up the fake money showered on Blatter pic.twitter.com/Gz0xESSqM3- Rob Harris (@RobHarris) July 20, 2015
Blatter has given us two belting pictures to remember him by. pic.twitter.com/8Y6tWczKz4— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) July 20, 2015
The Feb. 26, 2016, presidential election to replace Blatter should also be fun.