Salt Bae’s improper behavior during the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup is already beginning to take its toll on the chef, as he has been banned from the oldest and most prestigious soccer tournament in the United States, the 2023 Open Cup.
The news was confirmed by the organizing committee of the event via Twitter. This divided the internet between those who believe it is a drastic measure and those who say it is the least he deserves for his attitude on the pitch.
Messi deserves another World Cup for not giving a single fuck about Salt Bae pic.twitter.com/EIsM8lnc8S
— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) December 19, 2022
The measures against the chef came after he caused a commotion in the World Cup final. As the Argentina team took their victory lap, Salt Bae entered the field and, with great insistence, approached the star of the moment, Lionel Messi, whom he did not stop pestering until he got a photograph that he would later share with his millions. of followers on Instagram.
The chef was also photographed with Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Nicolás Otamendi, Paulo Dybala, Alexis Mac Allister and other members of the sports team.
The big upset for soccer fans came when the chef held up the World Cup, plated in 18-karat gold and worth $21.3 million.
FIFA called Salt Bae’s act inappropriate as only a select few are allowed to touch the trophy, including the winners and heads of state. For now, the renowned chef has not issued any apology, but the United States Open Cup organization has already taken action, denying him access to the future event to prevent a similar situation from happening again.
Salt Bae is excluded from the 2023 US Open Cup final.
– US Open Cup
Soccer fans have congratulated the organization of the United States Open Cup for banning the chef from their next event, as they assure that the act committed in the World Cup was not correct. In addition, he tried to rob the Argentina team of their hard-earned attention.
Despite the sanctions and the cancellation on the Internet, Salt Bae managed to get the Argentine team to visit his restaurant and enjoy a completely free dinner. Of course, Internet users did not take long to affirm that it was an advertising strategy, since they are not willing to forgive the chef.