Sepp Blatter


Memo to self: Never take FIFA President Sepp Blatter to a strip club as he is obviously not a fan of making it rain. 

The outgoing exec held his first press conference in Zurich this morning since he announced last month he would be leaving (or did he?) his post as the top dog in charge of soccer's largest governing body amid a growing corruption scandal, where one of the topics of discussion was setting a date for a new FIFA presidential election. 

Tweeting a joke that he was on his way to the FIFA executive meeting to secure the 2026 World Cup for North Korea, comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, ran up to the stage where Blatter was sitting and showered him with a big wad of fake cash.

"Where is my security?" Blatter can be heard saying. 

A clearly upset Blatter got up from the stage and walked to another podium and said, "We need to clean here first...This is nothing to do with football." Cleaners came and picked up the mounds of cash off the floor while Blatter exited the podium. 

The Internet memes then started to pile in.


Brodkin is no stranger to controversy. Last month he made his way onstage during Kanye West's performance at Glastonbury which caused quite the stir. 

Yet besides the fake cash incident there was one bit of great news that came from the press conference. FIFA set Feb. 26, 2016, as the date for the presidential election to hopefully replace Blatter. 

Check out soccer star Alex Morgan dishing about about her post-victory whirlwind at the ESPYs.  

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