Salt Bae’s World Cup final antics on field under investigation by FIFA | Football news

FIFA is investigating the circumstances that led to ‘Salt Bae’ ruining Argentina’s World Cup celebrations in Qatar on Sunday.

The famous restaurateur, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, was seen on the pitch after the final trying to take a selfie with Argentina’s players, including Lionel Messi, and holding the World Cup.

FIFA told Sky Sports News it was illegal for him to enter the field and its rules stipulate that only World Cup winners and heads of state are allowed to touch the trophy during the closing ceremony.

A FIFA spokesperson said: “Following its review, FIFA has determined how individuals entered the field illegally following the closing ceremony at Lusail Stadium on December 18. Appropriate internal action will be taken. presently.”

It is known that Salt Bae has nothing to do with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who was previously photographed while visiting one of his restaurants. It is also believed that there is no commercial relationship between FIFA and Salt Bae.

However, Salt Bae is one of the 303 people Infantino follows on his Instagram.

The famous Turkish chef has been known under the pseudonym Salt Bae since becoming famous on social media for his unique style of spiced steak.

Now hosting the stars at his restaurants, Salt Bae’s presence among the celebrating Argentina players caused a storm on social media with the new world champions The world was indifferent to his involvement.

Messi is said to be trying to run away after the celebrity chef grabbed his arm, while Lisandro Martinez looked less than delighted as he was pictured with him holding the World Cup trophy.

A Twitter compilation of underrated players alongside Gokce has racked up more than 14 million views since it was posted Monday afternoon.


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