Comedian interrupts Blatter press conference with cash money stunt

Stunt: Blatter is showered in notes
Stunt: Blatter is showered in notes

An English comedian threw money at Sepp Blatter as the president of world football's governing body prepared to give details of the February 26 presidential election at a press conference.

Blatter, who announced at the start of June that he would be standing down as president of FIFA, was about to address the world's media in Zurich when Simon Brodkin interrupted proceedings before being hauled away by security staff.

Blatter left the stage and an official from the world governing body revealed that the press conference would be delayed.

Fifa is reeling under the weight of American and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption, which led to 14 officials being indicted in May when Mr Blatter won a fifth term.

Fifa's 209 members will return to Zurich next year to select a new president almost than nine months after Mr Blatter's resignation statement.

Potential contenders include Uefa president Michel Platini and Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, who lost to Mr Blatter in May.

Former Brazil great Zico and Liberia football federation president Musa Bility have said they will seek the five nominations required.