Turkish chef Nusr-et Gokce, better known as “Salt Bae,” has been banned from the US Open Cup final after his antics at FIFA World Cup celebrations angered football fans across the world.
Founded in 1914, it is the oldest and most prestigious soccer tournament in America. The development has been confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the US Open Cup.
In a tweet, the US Open Cup wrote, “Salt Bae is hereby banned from the 2023 @opencup Final.”
The decision comes after the celebrity chef caused a commotion at the FIFA World Cup final and broke a key FIFA rule. He left the fans massively annoyed after he made it onto the pitch and crashed Argentina’s World Cup celebrations at the Lusail Stadium when the players were rejoicing with their families.
In total disregard of FIFA rules, the Turkish salt sprinkler was seen grabbing the coveted FIFA trophy from other players and posing with it.