FIFA are investigating how movie star chef Salt Bae gained “undue entry” to the pitch after the World Cup remaining the place he enthusiastically posed for photographs with stunned Argentina gamers together with a bemused and irritated Lionel Messi.
Salt Bae, whose actual identify is Nusret Gokce, was pictured holding and kissing the trophy after Argentina beat France in Sunday’s remaining in Qatar.
The Turkish entrepreneur was broadly criticised for twice grabbing the arm of Messi, who tried to sidestep the undesirable consideration.
He was additionally photographed with Angel di Maria, Lisandro Martinez and even seen sinking his enamel into one other participant’s medal.
FIFA guidelines state the World Cup trophy can solely be held by the event winners and the likes of FIFA officers and heads of state.
“Following a evaluate, FIFA has been establishing how people gained undue entry to the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail stadium on December 18,” a spokesman informed the BBC.
“The suitable inside motion will likely be taken.”
Salt Bae, 39, owns a sequence of luxurious eating places all over the world together with Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and London’s swish Knightsbridge.
His approach for making ready and seasoning meat has grow to be an web meme. Earlier within the World Cup, he posted a video of himself at a match sitting alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
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