In light of the FIFA World Cup debacle, celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, aka Salt Bae, is prohibited from attending the US Open Cup final.
The renowned chef known as Salt Bae has reportedly been prevented from attending the forthcoming Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final, the team stated on Wednesday.
“Salt Bae is hereby barred from the 2023 @opencup Final,” the organization tweeted in its decision.
The 2023 @OPENCUP FINAL WILL NOT CONTAIN SALT BAE.
— U.S. OPEN CUP (@OPENCUP) DECEMBER 20, 2022
It should be recalled that the verdict followed his shenanigans with Argentinian players at Sunday’s FIFA World Cup championship celebration at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium.
The bill at Salt Bae’s restaurant is Rs3.72 crore.
The steak seasoner attracted news earlier this week when he was photographed grasping the famous gold FIFA trophy as the world champions’ families celebrated their historic victory.
According to FIFA regulations, only the champion and the head of state are permitted to touch the trophy. While FIFA has yet to penalize Gokce, the oldest US domestic tournament swiftly punished Salt Bae for harassing players including Angel di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Otamendi, Paulo Dybala, Alexis Mac Allister, and others for selfies during their triumph moment.
He also approached soccer superstar Lionel Messi, who reluctantly consented to pose for a photo. In addition, Salt Bae gently touched the legendary 18-karat gold trophy valued at around $21.3 million.