By Chris Wright
Simon Brodkin, the English comedian responsible for one of the greatest sporting images of our time, is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss authorities after barn-storming Sepp Blatter’s news conference on Monday and showering the FIFA president in fake bank notes.
Brodkin, 38, was arrested by the Zurich polizei immediately after the stunt but released after questioning.
“He will be charged for trespassing because he wasn’t allowed to enter the building,” a police spokesman said.
“If there will be a trial it is still to be decided by the prosecutor. Trespassing in Switzerland is just prosecuted by request like other minor crimes.”
Oh well, even if they bang him up for life, at least we’ll always have the wonderful, wonderful photographs…