In his first press conference since he said he would resign as FIFA’s president, Sepp Blatter planned to talk about the special election to find his replacement at the most powerful governing body in sports.
Instead, moments into the conference, Simon Brodkin—a onetime medical doctor, now comedian who performs as the character Lee Nelson—stood before the disgraced 79-year-old executive. As seen in the clip above, Brokin began addressing the crowd about a faux North Korean bid for the 2026 World Cup. Blatter, helplessly, asks no one in particular, “Where is my security? Where is my security?”
Security does arrive to escort Brokin away—but not before the 38-year-old comedian turned to throw a wad of cash in the air, making dollar bills rain over Blatter’s head as if he were in a Lil Wayne music video. Blatter quickly rose and walked to a dimly lit podium on the other side of the stage where, in obvious shock, he addressed the crowd: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have to clean here first. Otherwise I will not be able to speak to you ladies and gentlemen when we talk about football. This has nothing to do with football.”
Blatter’s displeasure in the charade is clear, but as we all know, his real irritation stems from the fact the comedian merely threw singles.