Salt Bae FIFA WC: FIFA World Cup: The World Cup 2022 final between Argentina and France went down to the wire, with the La Albiceleste winning the game 4-2 on penalties. There was no shortage of drama and the same continued after the game too. Salt Bae, the famous chef, was caught up in controversy as he made his way out onto the pitch. He was also seen pestering Lionel Messi and touching the World Cup trophy, which is not a privilege many can afford. Follow all the LIVE Football Updates with InsideSport.IN
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Nusret Gökçe was seen with an official FIFA badge around his neck, going around the Argentina players following the shootout. Footage shows him pestering Lionel Messi, while the #10 didn’t seem interested in talking or getting a picture clicked.
Even Messi knows salt bae is a hack pic.twitter.com/c457o1GnHt
— Z Bo (@zekedabolina) December 18, 2022
Now, it seems FIFA has launched a probe in figuring out how he got onto the pitch. Apparently, he has no commercial relationship with FIFA, nor did Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, invite him onto the pitch. There is action to be taken against staff who allowed him to enter the pitch. You can clearly spot Messi’s reluctance in talking or taking a quick picture with Salt Bae.
In a series of videos posted by him on Instagram, he is seen interrupting Lisandro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and Christian Romero. All three of them look very awkward as they try to make sense of the situation. Not everyone is allowed to touch the trophy as it is a violation of FIFA’s guidelines.
Fifa’s website states: “Its current design dates back to 1974. As one of the most recognised sports symbols in the world and a priceless icon, the original Fifa World Cup Trophy can only be touched and held by a very select group of people, which includes former winners of the Fifa World Cup and heads of state.”
He has also been banned from the US Open Cup after his antics in Qatar. Only time will tell what this investigation unearths.
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