Not yet! Salt Bae arrives at the Champions League final after criticizing his celebrity chasing antics at the World Cup – during which he broke FIFA rules by touching the trophy
Famous Turkish restaurateur Salt Bae has been spotted in the Champions League final, months after his antics in the World Cup final.
Questions have been raised after he was allowed on the pitch in Qatar and broke protocol by touching the trophy after Argentina’s historic win.
It’s not the first time Salt Bae has been spotted in a Champions League final as he was previously seen posing with Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid won in 2018.
The chef has become famous on social media and has served David Beckham and Kylian Mbappe before.
He is believed to be a close friend of Gianni Infantino which perhaps explains his access to such prestigious sporting events.
Numerous posts on Twitter showed ched arriving at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, ahead of tonight’s UCL final between Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Fans are hoping to avoid a repeat of his antics at Lusail Stadium.
Not only did Salt Bae hold and even kiss the famous trophy, but he also harassed Messi on several occasions, tugging him by the shoulder until the star realized a quick handshake was the only way out. get rid of him.
Any unwanted celebrity presence in the stands aside, Saturday’s season finale kicks off at 8 p.m.
For Man City, victory would make them the second team in English football to complete the treble, having already lifted the Premier League and FA Cup trophies.
Pep Guardiola’s side have lost just once in their last 22 games and will be desperate to win the only trophy that has eluded them since his time at the club.
In their path stand Inter Milan, who are looking for a double after winning the Coppa Italia earlier this season.
The Nerazzurri are definitely underdogs, but have won the UCL three times in their history, most recently as part of their own treble in 2010.
Their manager, Simone Inzaghi, is something of a Cup finals specialist having won seven at Inter and Lazio.