Fifa is investigating how movie star chef Salt Bae and various different folks gained “undue entry” to the pitch on the finish of the World Cup remaining in Qatar.
Salt Bae, the Turkish chef whose actual title is Nusret Gokce, was pictured holding and kissing the World Cup trophy whereas celebrating with Argentina gamers after their win over France.
Fifa guidelines state the trophy can solely be held by a “very choose” group of individuals, together with match winners, Fifa officers and heads of state.
In an announcement to BBC Sport, a Fifa spokesperson mentioned: “Following a overview, Fifa has been establishing how people gained undue entry to the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail stadium on 18 December.
“The suitable inner motion will probably be taken.”
Salt Bae owns a sequence of luxurious steakhouses and rose to fame in 2017 after his approach for getting ready and seasoning meat turned an web meme.
Many present and former footballers, together with Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, have eaten at Salt Bae’s eating places.
In November, through the World Cup, he posted a video of himself embracing Fifa president Gianni Infantino, with whom he was later pictured within the VIP seats at a recreation with Brazil legends Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Cafu.
Messi appeared to disregard Salt Bae within the hectic scenes after Argentina’s win because the chef tried to get his consideration.