Salt Bae accused of 'stealing' World Cup trophy after Messi unknowingly lifted fake one

Football fans accused Salt Be of "stealing" the World Cup trophy after it emerged Argentina and Lionel Messi unknowingly celebrated with a fake last month in Qatar


Posted Monday, January 09, 2023 by Dailystar.co.uk

Football fans have joked Salt Bae stole the World Cup trophy after it emerged Argentina celebrated a replica when they won the festival of football last month.

Argentina had lifted the original World Cup trophy, but just minutes later it was whisked away by FIFA officials, as is customary. However, confusion arose when a replica had made its way down from the stands - with some players not realising it was a fake.

Two Argentine fans had produced the fake after they had hoped to get it signed. And as the Albiceleste worked out where the real version was, some fans have joked Salt Bae had taken the trophy.

One fan joked: "Salt Bae has been granted exclusive access to the real one."

Salt Bae accused of 'stealing' World Cup trophy after Messi unknowingly lifted fake one
Football fans have joked Salt Bae stole the World Cup trophy

"Salt Bae took the original trophy," a second joked. And a third tweeted, with a gif of Salt Bae: "I know who has the real one!"

However, another fan joked justice had been done after Salt bae touched the trophy: "Thanks for that, now we all know salt bae didn't actually touch and kiss the real trophy lol!"

Salt Bae accused of 'stealing' World Cup trophy after Messi unknowingly lifted fake one
Salt Bae caused chaos when he celebrated with the Argentina side

Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, sparked outrage online when he managed to make his way onto the pitch and celebrate with the Argentine players.

The online personality was seen pestering Lionel Messi, biting Franco Armani's medal, and even touching the World Cup trophy.



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