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Sepp Blatter ambushed by British prankster

Published 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) July 20, 2015
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FIFA's standing has taken a bit of a battering recently and the organization's plans to rebuild its reputation took a further knock when a July 20 press conference was hijacked by British comedian Simon Brodkin -- aka Lee Nelson FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
After announcing that a new president of world football's governing body will be elected on February 26, 2016, current incumbent Blatter took to the stage to answer questions. But Nelson had a very different agenda. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Before being ushered off the stage, Nelson showered Blatter with what appeared to be fake money. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Image
FIFA was plunged into crisis in late May when seven FIFA officials were charged for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering by the FBI. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Last month Brodkin played his Lee Nelson character to interrupt American singer Kanye West while he performed at the Glastonbury Festival. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images