Prankster throws money at Sepp Blatter during FIFA event

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ZURICH — Sepp Blatter’s news conference at FIFA was  disrupted and delayed Monday by a British comedian’s stunt.

As Blatter took his seat, performer Simon Brodkin walked up to the front in front of Blatter and began speaking. In the video Blatter is heard saying, “Where is my security?” After Brodkin was led away, he showered the controversial FIFA president with money.

Brodkin, who goes by the stage name Lee Nelson, also tried to disrupt a performance by Kanye West at the Glastonbury festival in Britain last month.

On Monday, Blatter said he would leave the room for a few minutes because “we have to clean here first.”

He said “this has nothing to do with football.”

Blatter has curbed his travel recently amid an American investigation into FIFA corruption. He says he will not be a candidate for election in 2016.

At an earlier executive committee, FIFA set a Feb. 26 election date to replace Blatter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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