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How did the Turkish chef Salt Bae end up in Qatar with the World Cup in his hands? The big question that FIFA is trying to answer

His images went around the world causing outrage and confusion.

Salt Bae, the famous chef who went viral for his peculiar way of sprinkling salt on meat, was on the field with the players Argentines after the World Cup final.

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He took photos with the trophy, caressed it and kissed it.

Now FIFA investigates how this cook, whose real name is Nusret Gokceobtained along with other people “undue access” in the field after the final of Qatar 2022.

The FIFA rules say that the trophy can only be held by a “very select” group of peoplewhich includes tournament winners, FIFA officials and heads of state.

“Following a review, FIFA has been establishing how individuals gained improper access to the pitch following the closing ceremony at the Lusail Stadium on December 18,” an International Football Federation spokesperson said in a statement to BBC Sport.

“Appropriate internal actions will be taken.”

Who is Salt Bae and why is he so famous?

Salt Bae is the owner of a chain of upscale steakhouses. Rose to fame in 2017 after his technique of preparing and seasoning the meat became an internet meme.

It has more than 20 restaurants in the world in some of the most cosmopolitan cities, such as Dubai, Doha, London, Miami and New York.

One of its most famous preparations is the T-bone steak covered in gold, which costs more than US$2,000.

Many soccer stars like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham They have eaten at the restaurants in Salt Bae.

In November, during the World Cup, the chef posted a video hugging the FIFA President Gianni Infantinowith whom he was later photographed in one of the VIP boxes with Brazilian legends such as Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Cafú.

During the Argentina celebration, Messi seemed to ignore Salt Bae and his hectic scenes with which he tried to get his attention.

The cook took several photos with players like Lisandro Martínez, Ángel Di María and Messi himself.

Although the ones that caused the most discontent were those that were seen with the cup, something that generated many questions among users and journalists on social networks.

And now also in the same FIFA.

Source: Elcomercio

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