Salt Bae BANNED from major sports event after World Cup final antics and Lionel Messi snub | The Sun

SALT BAE has been banned from attending a US sporting event after his behavior at the World Cup final.

The celebrity chef and restaurant mogul sparked outrage with his antics in Qatar on Sunday.

Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, begged Lionel Messi for a selfie after Argentina's win.

He also held the World Cup trophy – which is a no-go.

And soccer chiefs in the US are keen to avoid a repeat if the Turkish chef ever decides to attend.

The US Open Cup tweeted: "Salt Bae is hereby banned from the 2023 US Open Cup final."

The US Open Cup is a knockout competition featuring teams from the MLS as well as other domestic tournaments.

It's not known whether Salt Bae had the 2023 event on his radar.

But now the decision has been taken out of his hands by the tournament chiefs.

Salt Bae was slammed for his 'pathetic' pestering of Messi and for holding the World Cup.

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One Twitter user said: "The man’s just won the World Cup literally minutes prior and this 'celebrity' is feeling he’s entitled to get his attention."

Another wrote: "You shouldn't touch the Cup. You're not a champion."

And one more said: "You shouldn’t have touched that trophy only the players and staff who worked their asses off to become champions have that right."

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