On December 18, Turkish chef Sol Bey came to the Argentina team who were celebrating after defeating the French team in the World Cup final, and it is reported that criticism is rising online for touching the World Cup trophy.
Chef Ness Ragossi, known as Salt Bait for his unique style of throwing salt, has twice been seen putting his arm around Lionel Messi, taking the award from Angel Di Maria and posing with the award held by Lisandro Martinez.
At one point, Saul Bae raised the trophy on his head and was seen kissing the trophy.
Saltbay’s attention-grabbing tactics, including ex-England footballer and current BBC presenter Gary Liker calling Saltbay a “mess”, have dismayed many.
Most people are questioning why Solbe was allowed to enter the football stadium, and whether he was allowed to enter the stadium because of his closeness to FIFA president Gianni Infantino. No questions are coming out.
Solbe has posted several photos and videos on social media of him celebrating with the Argentine team, including Messi and other award-winning athletes.
One online user said, “You shouldn’t touch this award. Only the players and staff who worked hard to become champions should be touched. You’re a person who wants a lot of attention,” he said, adding that he had unfollowed Sol Bae, who had more than 11,000 likes on the comment. Also, there has been a lot of criticism of Solbe online about the incident.