March 27, 2023
2022 World Cup: FIFA investigates Salt Bae's 'unnecessary access' to the field after final

Salt Bae kisses the World Cup trophy
Salt Bae noticed kissing World Cup trophy

FIFA is investigating how superstar chef Salt Bae and a number of other others gained “pointless entry” to the pitch on the finish of the World Cup closing in Qatar.

Turkish chef Salt Bae, whose actual title is Nusret Gökçe, was photographed holding the World Cup trophy and kissing whereas celebrating the Argentine footballers defeating France.

FIFA guidelines state that the trophy can solely be acquired by a “very choose” group of individuals, together with match winners, FIFA officers and heads of state.

A FIFA spokesperson instructed BBC Sport: “Following an investigation, FIFA is figuring out how individuals gained improper entry to the pitch following the closing ceremony on the Lusail Stadium on 18 December.

“Acceptable inner motion can be taken.”

Salt Bae, which owns a series of upscale steakhouses, rose to fame in 2017 after its method for making ready and seasoning meat turned an web meme.

Many present and former soccer gamers, together with Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, have dined at Salt Bae’s eating places.

In November, he posted a video of him hugging Fifa president Gianni Infantino through the World Cup, the place he was later pictured collectively in VIP seats in a match performed with Brazilian legends Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Cafu.

Messi ignored Salt Bae as he tried to get the chef’s consideration within the hectic scenes after Argentina’s win.

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