Salt Bae: FIFA investigating how superstar chef received onto World Cup ultimate pitch


FIFA has launched an investigation into how people gained “undue access” to the pitch following the World Cup ultimate after photographs and movies of Turkish superstar chef Nusret Gokce celebrating with Argentina’s gamers went viral on social media.

Gokce, who owns a series of eating places and is named ‘Salt Bae’ for his theatrical type of sprinkling salt on his steaks, posted movies and pictures on his Instagram web page of himself with Argentina’s gamers after their win over France within the ultimate.

He was additionally photographed holding the World Cup trophy. In keeping with FIFA’s web site, the trophy can solely be touched by a “very select group of people,” together with former winners and heads of state.

Movies circulating on social media additionally confirmed Gokce gripping Lionel Messi’s arm in an try to attract the Argentina captain’s consideration.

“Following a review, FIFA has been establishing how individuals gained undue access to the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail Stadium on 18 December,” world soccer’s governing physique stated in a press release.

“The appropriate internal action will be taken.”

Gokce went viral in 2017 after posting movies of himself salting meat with a cobra-like manoeuvre.

He has practically 50 million Instagram followers and has helped launch Nusr-Et eating places, which cost a number of hundred {dollars} for some cuts of meat, in a lot of places internationally.

The restaurateur has been pictured with a number of footballers and different celebrities at his eating places, together with Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe.

He posted a video of a earlier assembly with Messi to his Instagram earlier this week.