Who Is Salt Bae? The Man Who Touched FIFA World Cup Trophy And Annoyed Messi

Who is Salt Bae?

Nusrat Gokce, also known as Salt Bae, is a Turkish Chef whose technique for seasoning meat went viral in 2017 and became one of the most shared and mimicked memes on the internet

Salt Bae Slammed Online

Salt Bae has been slammed by fans on social media after he posted an image with the FIFA World Cup trophy following Argentina's win over France on the evening of December 18

Salt Bae Touches The
World Cup Trophy

Salt Bae went onto the pitch after the award ceremony of the FIFA world cup and held the World Cup alongside some of the Argentina players

No One Allowed To Touch The World Cup Trophy

As per FIFA, the World Cup trophy is allowed to be touched only by a select group of people and Salt Bae was definitely not one of them

Salt Bae Bites Into Argentina Player’s Medal

On the football ground of the Lusail Stadium, Nusret Gokce also held and bit into the gold medal of one of the Argentinian players

Posts By Salt Bae
on Social Media

Salt Bae had his hands around the trophy and took a number of photos with it while posing in front of the cameras, which was being witnessed by the entire world

Salt Bae Annoys Messi

The Turkish chef repeatedly tried to get the attention of Lionel Messi. Messi avoided him twice but finally gave in and took a picture with the 39-year-old, who immediately added it to his social media 

Other Annoyed
Argentinian Player

Salt Bae also posted another video on Instagram with an uncomfortable-looking Angel di Maria while holding the World Cup trophy with him. In one of his other posts, we can see Christian Romero looking on as Gokce snatched the trophy from his son

Internet Disappointed
With Salt Bae

Disappointed with Salt Bae’s Instagram posts, many FIFA lovers have commented on his posts. Some of these comments are- “ You are not a champion, you should not touch the trophy,” or another user questioned, “ I thought only Champions could touch the cup?”

2014 Rihanna FIFA Controversy

In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, singer Rihanna also got caught in a similar controversy after touching the World Cup trophy after Germany won the match against Argentina

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