Simon Brodkin to Be Charged with Trespassing for Throwing Money at Sepp Blatter

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJuly 21, 2015

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JULY 20: Comedian Simon Brodkin prepares to attack FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter (R) with money during a press conference at the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters on July 20, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)
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Swiss authorities will charge Simon Brodkin with trespassing after the British comedian's protest against FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the headquarters of football's governing body in Zurich on Monday.  

Brodkin, more commonly known under the alias "Lee Nelson," won't escape punishment for the stunt, according to Sky Sports News:

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BREAKING: British comedian Simon Brodkin to be charged with trespassing by Swiss authorities after throwing money at Sepp Blatter #SSNHQ

Dressed as a North Korean official, he showered Blatter with fake dollar notes and was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying: "Sepp, this is for North Korea in 2026. Cheers, Sepp - it's all there."

Bleacher Report UK posted footage of the incident:

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Comedian Simon Brodkin (aka, 'Lee Nelson') to be charged with trespassing for throwing cash at Sepp #Blatter. http://t.co/MbSMlpZCoV

Blatter used the press conference to announce the date of the next FIFA presidential election on February 26, 2016, as well as confirming reforms in the organisation.

This isn't the first occasion in which Brodkin has caused a stir in the public eye, crashing Kanye West's performance at the Glastonbury Festival in June, per the Daily Telegraph's Jonathan McAloon.


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