The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced, Thursday, that it will open an investigation after the arrival of “Chef Nosrat” on the field during the coronation of Argentina and its players’ celebration of the World Cup, according to British media.
Nusrat Gökçe owns a chain of luxury restaurants in the United States, and he became famous because of his method of preparing meat and seasoning it, and he attracted many celebrities of politics, sports and art to his restaurant to eat “steak”.
The cameras captured Nusrat’s desperate attempts to take a picture with Lionel Messi and his insistence on that despite Messi ignoring him more than once, then he finally apparently succeeded in that, although Messi’s facial expressions suggested that he did not care much.
Even Messi knows salt bae is a hack pic.twitter.com/c457o1GnHt
– Z Bo (@zekedabolina) December 18, 2022
The cook published pictures of him with Messi and other players on his Instagram account, and a clip of him performing his famous movements while preparing the “steak”.
This situation sparked great rejection on social media, as some asked why he was in this area in the first place, taking pictures with players, and even carrying the cup.
Las redes se han llenado de críticas a Nusr_et (saltbae) por estas imágenes. Parece ser que no ha parado de “perseguir” a los futbolistas para fotos e intentando en todo momento coger la copa hasta que lo ha conseguido.
Sus caras muestran bastante incommodas…
How come you are? 🤨 pic.twitter.com/UxndUHT3cX
– ᴍɪꜱꜱ ᴀɴᴅɪᴇ (@missandieftw) December 19, 2022
A FIFA spokesperson said:Sky SportsNusrat’s entry onto the pitch is “unauthorised”, and FIFA rules stipulate that only World Cup winners and heads of state are allowed to touch the trophy during the closing ceremony.
He added, “After reviewing the incident, FIFA is working to determine how unjustified individuals accessed the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail Stadium on December 18. Appropriate action will be taken.”