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Blatter showered with paper money before unveiling FIFA reform plan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-21 09:22

Blatter showered with paper money before unveiling FIFA reform plan

British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

ZURICH -- Sepp Blatter, president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Monday afternoon was showered with fake US dollars when he was about to unveil FIFA's reform plan at press conference.

FIFA's executive committee Monday held extraordinary meeting to decide the date of the presidential election and discuss the organizational reforms.

At a press conference after the meeting, the 79-year-old FIFA head was interrupted by a comedian who threw dollars over him.

The "drama" was caused by British prankster Simon Brodkin, who has been taken into custody by Swiss police following the prank.

"I am still alive, waves of the tsunami have not taken me away, " Blatter said after the press conference resumed.

As extraordinary meeting decides, an extraordinary elective FIFA congress is scheduled on February 26, 2016 in Zurich to elect FIFA' s new president.

Meanwhile, the executive committee also pushed for a range of important reforms to be submitted for decision during the upcoming extraordinary congress.

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