Simon Brodkin soon will learn he can’t walk into FIFA headquarters and start throwing money around — at least publicly.
Brodkin will face trespassing charges for his comedic interruption of Sepp Blatter’s press conference at FIFA’s headquarters, Swiss authorities announced Tuesday, according to Sky Sports. Brodkin showered Blatter with fake money Monday, delaying the start of the FIFA president’s long-awaited press conference. Security eventually intervened and ushered Brodkin away.
A Swiss police spokesperson said Brodkin broke the law by entering the building, but he might not face a trial.
“He was arrested and interrogated,” the spokesperson said, according to Sky Sports. “There is a possible complaint about trespassing. We don’t know if there will be a trial or not, that is to be decided by the prosecutor and that will take some time.”
Blatter left the stage for a few minutes but returned to conduct a press conference, in which he announced FIFA reforms and Feb. 26, 2016 as the date for the upcoming presidential election.
Brodkin, or Lee Nelson as he sometimes is known, now has another trip to Switzerland in his future, but the next time won’t be one for fun, games or fake money.
Thumbnail photo via Ennio Leanza/Keystone/The Associated Press
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