Monday 20 July 2015 9:11 pm

Fifa's Sepp Blatter showered with fake money in prank by comedian Simon Brodkin: “This is for North Korea in 2026”

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter fell victim to a news conference prank yesterday, when British comedian Simon Brodkin threw a stash of fake banknotes over the controversial head of world football. Brodkin – who uses the stage name Lee Nelson – said “this is for North Korea in 2026” as he approached Blatter with a wad of notes. 

Blatter condemned the stunt

Before being removed from the room Brodkin hurled the notes over Blatter’s head and added: “Cheers Sepp, it’s all there, as discussed”. The 79-year-old Blatter has been under fire since seven high-level officials were arrested in Zurich in May, as part of an American probe into alleged corruption and bribery. 

Brodkin uses the stage name Lee Nelson

Yesterday’s conference was called to discuss proposed reforms to the crisis-struck Fifa. After being showered with fake cash, Blatter condemned the stunt. “This has nothing to do with football,” he said.