Comedian Simon Brodkin Crashes FIFA Conference, Throws Money over Sepp Blatter

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterJuly 20, 2015

Twitter, Dan Roan

The FIFA press conference in Zurich has been gatecrashed by comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, with the intruder storming onto the stage and throwing money over FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Sepp Blatter showered with fake money after stunt comedian gets into FIFA press conference pic.twitter.com/smMc92Qouj

— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) July 20, 2015

1st Kanye now Sepp. Chaos as comedian Simon Brodkin interrupts press conference & throws money at Blatter pic.twitter.com/kZduJILIud

— Dan Roan (@danroan) July 20, 2015

Brodkin was the man responsible for gatecrashing rapper Kanye West's set at the Glastonbury Festival in June, while he also made his way into a photo with the England football team before the 2014 World Cup.

Lee Nelson ruins Kanye Wests performance at Glastonbury... HAHAHAHAHA! pic.twitter.com/JM84hrUmZt

— Kapten (@uncleaghi) July 20, 2015

England almost flew to the World Cup with an extra member today — TV prankster Lee Nelson... http://t.co/017EnoBogR pic.twitter.com/4BvPgQJvGq

— The Sun (@TheSun) June 1, 2014

FIFA were holding the press conference to announce that the election to select the outgoing Blatter's successor as FIFA president will be held on February 26, 2016.

Brodkin has since been arrested, and he was pictured being taken away by Swiss police.

.@RealLeeNelson taken away by Swiss police following Fifa prank. pic.twitter.com/wgsKcXIXn1

— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) July 20, 2015