Comedian Lee Nelson Throws Money At Sepp Blatter, Suddenly Becomes World’s Most Popular Man

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is universally reviled — except by those who help line his pockets in quid pro quo deals. Plus, he’s teflon. This is a guy who resigned and is now saying that he didn’t resign as he continues his tradition of making up the rules as he goes along.

But British comedian Lee Nelson took him down a much-needed peg earlier today when he stormed into a press conference and showered the autocrat with money.


The commentary wasn’t subtle, but it was funny. Blatter predictably looked a bit clueless to what was going on. As the prank was happening he made $282,299. So … a mixed bag.