Celebrity Chef Salt Bae has been banned from a few tournaments following his World Cup antics that saw him touch the World Cup trophy and celebrate with Argentina after their win over France.
Real name Nusret Gökçe, the chef has been officially banned from the US Open Cup since.
On social media, the tournament announced his ban for disrespecting the winners and the trophy which shouldn’t be touched by anyone else other than the winners.
“Salt Bae is hereby banned from the 2023 @opencup Final.”
Salt Bae is hereby banned from the 2023 @opencup Final
— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) December 20, 2022
Some how Salt bae made it to the pitch and joined the players in celebration.
The 39-year-old also posed with Messi, Angel di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Otamendi, Paulo Dybala, Alexis Mac Allister and many other squad members. He even touched the 18-carat gold World Cup trophy, said to be worth a jaw-dropping £17.7 million (AUD $31.8m or USD $21.3m).
According to the FIFA World Cup, only a ‘select few’ can touch the trophy, including former winners and heads of state.
Many football fans were left outraged, as one person tweeted: “This is ridiculous, shame on FIFA for allowing him to touch, kiss, and hold the World Cup. Salt Bae drops salt on meat, what is he doing there?”
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