FIFA was forced to humiliatingly acknowledge Salt Bay’s fall in the World Cup final.
She said that the famous chef, who appeared in the photo disturbing the Argentine players after their victory over France, should not have been on the field.
Turkish chef and Instagram star – real name Nusret Gokce – was spotted trying to take a selfie with the players and even touching the winning trophy – against strict regulations.
According to FIFA guidelines, only World Cup winners and heads of state are allowed to touch the trophy.
Its website states “As one of the world’s most recognizable sporting icons and an invaluable icon, the authentic FIFA World Cup trophy can only be touched and carried by a very select group of people, including former FIFA World Cup winners and heads of state. “.
FIFA is now conducting an internal investigation into how the chef got onto the pitch as he has no commercial relationship with FIFA and was not invited to the pitch by Gianni Infantino reports on Sky Sports News.
A FIFA spokesperson said: “Following the review, FIFA has begun to determine how individuals may have had unnecessary access to the pitch following the closing ceremony at Lusail Stadium on 18 December. Appropriate internal action will be taken.”
The footage showed the chef upsetting the Argentina team as they celebrated their trophy glory with their families after the penalty shootout.
He was seen grabbing Lionel Messi by the shoulder at least twice when the bewildered superstar tried to ignore him.
Bay’s perseverance paid off when he finally got a selfie with the striker who has been hailed as the greatest of all time.
The chef was also seen forcing himself to join the ranks of other stars as they grabbed the famous Gold Cup.
He has now been banned from attending the US Open Cup, the equivalent of the England Cup.
Action will be taken against the staff who gave him access after footage on social media showed his heartbroken exchange with players including Lionel Messi, who did his best to avoid Salt Bay.
In a series of videos posted to his Instagram, the steak mogul interrupted the likes of Angel di Maria, Cristian Romero, and Lisandro Martinez while they were at the World Cup, making the trio look awkward.
Salt Bae’s actions caused outrage among football fans.
This comes after he was banned from attending an American sporting event following his behavior in the final.
The US Open Cup wrote on Twitter: “Salt Bay is hereby disqualified from the 2023 US Open Cup Final.”
The US Open Cup is a knockout competition featuring teams from MLS as well as other domestic leagues.
It is unknown if Salt Bae has a 2023 event on his radar.
But now the decision has been taken out of his hands by the tournament chiefs.
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