Simon Brodkin English comedian who sprayed money on Sepp Blatter, sued by police

English comedian Simon Brodkin will be charged after his fake dollar spray stunt on Sepp Blatter during a FIFA press conference

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Swiss police have confirmed that they have charged English comedian Simon Brodkin who sprayed money on Sepp Blatter during a FIFA press conference.

In the middle of the press briefing, Brodkin who was wearing a press badge, interrupted Blatter and started spraying fake dollar notes before he was eventually apprehended and arrested.

A police spokeman has now revealed that Brodkin who is best known for his comedy characters Lee Nelson and Jason Bent will be charged.

"He will be charged for trespassing because he wasn't allowed to enter the building," Daily Mail quotes a police spokesman.

"If there will be a trial it is still to be decided by the prosecutor. Trespassing in Switzerland is just prosecuted by request like other minor crimes."

The comedian has been involved in a series of gate crashing occurrences

Last year he invaded the stage during a Stereo Kicks’ X-Factor performance and also joined rapper Kanye West on stage at Glastonbury Saturday.

He tired to get in the flight England players to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and once joined Manchester City players in training.

On both occasions, he was dressed as the players.

 

Shortly after his stunt, Brodkin tweeted a photo of himself writing: "Excited to be at FIFA meeting Sepp Blatter to secure the #NorthKorea2026 World Cup."

Clearly joking, Brodkin said he was at the FIFA press conference as the official ambassador for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid.

 

"This is for North Korea 2026," he said while spraying the fake money.

Watch video of Simon Brodkin's stunt below:

Sepp Blatter's media conference was delayed on Monday as a British comedian threw bank notes at the outgoing FIFA president as he took to the stage.

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