English Comedian Simon Brodkin pulls his biggest stunt yet as he interrupts outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s press conference and showers him with fake banknotes.
BY STEVE NJUGUNA
Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter certainly did not expect anything unusual when he called a press conference in Zurich, Switzerland earlier today. However, the unexpected occurred as English celebrity comedian Simon Brodkin interrupted Blatter and walked to Blatter’s table.
Brodkin who also uses the name Jason Bent as well as Lee Nelson then proceeded to place a wad of fake dollars before telling a bewildered Blatter, ‘This is for North Korea 2026’. His joke was in relation to the ongoing FIFA investigations that claims there was bribing among top FIFA officials in the awarding of the venues of the some of the more recent FIFA World Cup tournaments. He then turned to address those gathered for the press conference including journalists and high ranking FIFA officials while Sepp Blatter frantically beckoned for security officers to apprehend Brodkin.
Security officers apprehended Brodkin but not before he threw a huge bundle of fake bank notes into the air which landed on an angry Sepp Blatter. The outgoing FIFA president left the room and came back a few minutes later. He then spoke of the incident shortly saying
‘I just called my late mother and she said, ‘don’t worry, it’s just a lack of education,’
Sepp Blatter later told press that he was not going for another term as FIFA president.
Shortly after the incident Brodkin tweeted a photo of his encounter under the account @Jason9Bent with Blatter captioning it as
‘Excited to be at FIFA meeting Sepp Blatter to secure the #NorthKorea2026WorldCup.
This is not the first time Brodkin has pulled such a stunt as he has done it many times most recently in June 2015 at the Glastonbury music festival where he hijacked rapper Kanye West’s performance. Another notable one was in June 2014 he attempted to mix with the departing England World Cup squad posing as ‘striker Jason Bent ‘before being apprehended by police.