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FIFA Investigating Salt Bae’s Access to World Cup Final Celebration

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FIFA is investigating how the celebrity chef, Salt Bae gained “undue access” to Argentina’s on-pitch celebrations after the World Cup final.

The Turkish chef (real name, Nusret Gokce) posted several photos of himself with the World Cup trophy on social media after the final match.

He was also seen attempting to pose for a photo with Lionel Messi and several of his Argentina teammates.

His presence in the immediate aftermath of the trophy presentation is now the subject of a FIFA investigation after attracting widespread criticism.

A widely reported statement from world football’s governing body read: “Following a review, FIFA has been establishing how individuals gained undue access to the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail stadium on Dec. 18.

“The appropriate internal action will be taken.”

Earlier this month, Bae posted an image on Instagram of himself at a World Cup match alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Brazil greats Ronaldo, Cafu, and Roberto Carlos.


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