Gianni Infantino Makes SHOCK Move As FIFA Investigate Salt Bae (Details)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has taken a shock step as FIFA begins a probe of popular Turkish butcher Salt Bae.
The celebrity chef and friend of Gianni Infantino was seen stepping into the pitch after Argentina were handed the World Cup trophy.
He joined Argentina players to celebrate the trophy and was seen touching, kissing, and carrying the World Cup trophy.
His antics sparked massive reactions, as no one is expected to touch or hold the World Cup trophy except former winners and heads of State.
Salt Bae, whose real name is Nuzret Gokce, was at the center of controversies when he flouted FIFA rules to handle the 18-carat gold trophy.
He was also seen prodding Lionel Messi to snap with him. Messi reluctantly gave in and snapped with him before he snapped with Lisandro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and other Argentina players.
There have been calls to investigate how Salt Bae stepped into the pitch and had access to the World Cup trophy.
He is known for his popular restaurant, where he sells salted meats to top sports personalities across the globe.
His fame stems from his high-profile connections and patronage involving top football stars and officials.
Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba have been spotted in Salt Bae’s joint. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is also said to be his regular customer and long-time friend.
Infantino has been spotted patronizing Salt Bae, including following him on Instagram.
As FIFA begins an investigation into how Salt Bae had access to the World Cup trophy, Gianni Infantino has reportedly unfollowed him on Instagram.
There are speculations that Salt Bae’s familiarity with Gianni Infantino, including other football stars, must have given him the confidence to overstep the bounds and have access to the World Cup trophy.
Bae is also said to have touched the Champions League trophy and snapped with Cristiano Ronaldo when Real Madrid won it.