British comedian Simon Brodkin ran on stage as Sepp Blatter was about to give a press conference, tossing a handful of dollar bills at the soon-to-resign FIFA president and claiming to represent the "North Korea 2026" World Cup bid:
The images of Blatter with money fluttering down around him are iconic:
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A protestor interrupts Blatter's press conference and throws money at him. Amazing scenes. pic.twitter.com/Pjyuatqt2O— 1886 (@1886_blog) July 20, 2015
The disgraced FIFA president, whose reign will come to an end over a massive corruption scandal, was offput, recoiling as the money came down and leaving the conference until the area was clean.
Brodkin has made a name for himself crashing events where he isn't wanted. The comic, who often plays a character named Lee Nelson, ran onto the pitch to practice with Manchester City in 2013 and recently attempted to perform alongside Kanye West at Glastonbury.
Somewhere, an official in North Korea just realized if they did throw enough money at FIFA, they probably could host the 2026 World Cup.
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