Sepp Blatter’s long-awaited press conference in Zurich is off to a flying start. Flying money, that is.
A heckler delayed the start of Blatter’s press conference Monday, berating, then showering the FIFA president moments before he was to begin speaking to reporters. Various media outlets have identified the heckler as British comedian Simon Brodkin (or Lee Nelson).
BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 20, 2015
Breaking: Comedian Simon Brodkin (a.k.a. Lee Nelson) throws money at Sepp Blatter during FIFA press conference http://t.co/keiHoQGsLe—
Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 20, 2015
Sepp Blatter has stormed out of today's FIFA conference as 'comedian' Simon Brodkin interrupts to throw money at him. http://t.co/Tx7ys85i2v—
Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 20, 2015
British "comedian" Lee Nelson delays the FIFA press conference after throwing money at Sepp Blatter. Security very slow to react. #FIFA—
John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) July 20, 2015
Blatter called for security, who escorted Nelson out of the press room. Blatter then walked to the podium and said he would delay the start of press conference in order to “clean” the room.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@martynziegler
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