Turkish chef Nusr-et Gokce, better known as “Salt Bae”, was banned from the US Open final after his antics during FIFA World Cup celebrations outraged fans around the world. Established in 1914, it is the oldest and most prestigious football championship in the United States. The development has been confirmed on the US Open’s official Twitter account.
In a tweet, the U.S. Open Cup wrote, “Salt Bae is hereby barred from participating in the 2023 @opencup finals.”
See the tweet here:
Salt Bae is hereby banned from 2023 @opencup At last
— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) December 20, 2022
The decision came after celebrity chefs causing commotion at the fifa world cup final And broke a key FIFA rule. After he came on, he annoyed the fans and ruined Argentina’s World Cup celebrations at the Lusail Stadium as the players rejoiced with their families. The Turkish salt-sprinkler completely ignored FIFA rules by snatching the coveted FIFA trophy from other players and posing with it.
If that wasn’t enough, the chef can also be seen pestering Lionel Messi for a photo, however, the player ignored him and continued to hug his team-mate. Yanbei didn’t get the hint, and insisted on harassing Messi, and finally succeeded in taking a photo with Messi. He also posed for photos with other players including Alexis McAllister, Paulo Dybala, Nicolas Otamendi, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Pared Adams, who was also seen biting off some championship medals.
Lionel Messi goes viral for ignoring Salt Bae during World Cup celebrations 😂 pic.twitter.com/m9aVT80Bs2
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) December 20, 2022
The 39-year-old’s presence on the pitch sparked outrage among fans on social media, with many questioning how he was even allowed to be there.
Estimated to be worth around $20 million, the 18-carat gold trophy was known to be only accessible to a select few.according to FIFA website“The original FIFA World Cup trophy could only be touched and held by a very small number of people, including former FIFA World Cup winners and heads of state.”
Many on Twitter welcomed the decision to ban him. “He could offer steak to the winner, but he took the damn trophy,” wrote one user, while another wrote, “As a Turkish citizen, this makes me so happy.” Thank you . ’ said a third, ‘He really harassed the players! They can’t even enjoy their game wins! “
A fourth added, ”Guy is an absolute loser. It should be banned. Years of pulling and pushing players and the trophies they’ve won. So disrespectful, it’s unbelievable. ’ And another said, ‘Very right decision. I support this. Nusret’s use of sporting events for advertising purposes is unacceptable.
Notably, Salt Bae has shot to fame online for his unique way of putting the last touch of salt on his steaks at his Nusr-Et restaurant chain.
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