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Blatter not amused by bank note prankster

11:54 PM | 20 Jul, 2015
Blatter not amused by bank note prankster
ZURICH (APP) - A British comedian on Monday gatecrashed Sepp Blatter´s efforts to defend FIFA´s reputation, showering the football leader with fake dollar bills at a press conference.

The 79-year-old Swiss official looked shaken as the notes thrown by Simon Brodkin fluttered around him in a conference hall at the FIFA headquarters. He was taken away in a Swiss police car after the stunt.

Brodkin, who uses the stage name Lee Nelson and has a track record of barging in on high profile events, walked in front of Blatter as he started a press conference to announce the date of a presidential election.

Brodkin placed banknotes on Blatter´s desk and then explained that he was representing a "North Korea 2026" bid for the World Cup.

As security guards took Brodkin away he shouted "here you go Sepp" and threw more banknotes into the air.

Blatter returned to his office for 10 minutes for the podium to be cleaned up. When the press conference started he apologised and blamed the incident on "a lack of education."

"This has nothing to do with football," he added.

After the stunt, Brodkin tweeted a photo of himself with the message: "Excited to be at FIFA meeting Sepp Blatter to secure the #NorthKorea2026 World Cup."

Film of the incident quickly became a social media sensation.

The comedian, who has appeared on British television shows, is a repeat gatecrasher.

He invaded the stage during rapper Kanye West´s set at the Glastonbury music festival last month and was wrestled off the stage by a security guard.

Brodkin dressed up as a member of the England football team and tried to board their pre-World Cup flight to the United States last year.

 

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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