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Jake Paul savagely takes aim at Salt Bae, actually makes a good point

Nasir Jabbar

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Jake Paul savagely takes aim at Salt Bae, actually makes a good point

Jake Paul has slammed Salt Bae following his exchange with Lionel Messi after Argentina beat France in the World Cup final.

The viral celebrity personality, real name Nusret Gokce, angered football fans after he was spotted on the pitch with the victorious Argentina players following their triumph in Qatar.

The Turkish chef tried to get attention of Lionel Messi, who was celebrating his national team's success. He seemed to give him the cold shoulder in an awkward interaction.

It's not the first time Salt Bae has got up close and personal with a star, having got a picture with Mohamed Salah following the Champions League final in 2018.

Salt Bae plants a kiss on the World Cup. Image: Alamy
Salt Bae plants a kiss on the World Cup. Image: Alamy

He was pictured alongside Salah, who had his arm in a sling due to his clash with then-Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

And Liverpool fan Paul has had enough of Salt Bae's antics as he took to social media to aim a brutal dig at him.

The 25-year-old reckons he's been 'disrespecting GOATs' in a pretty valid point.

On Twitter, he posted pictures of Salt Bae with Salah and Messi, accompanied with the caption: "This dude has been disrespecting GOATs way too long. I may have found someone who annoys me more than KSI."

FIFA released a statement amid the Salt Bae fiasco. They said: "Following a review, FIFA has been establishing how individuals gained undue access to the pitch after the closing ceremony at Lusail stadium on 18 December. The appropriate internal action will be taken."

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino was videoed dining at one of Salt Bae's restaurants. He subsequently unfollowed him on social media as a result of the online fury.

So, Salt Bae has lost a high-profile follow AND has been banned from the US Open Cup.

He's now got 'The Problem Child' on his case. Paul vs. Salt Bae in 2023? Probably not, but who knows with the landscape of celebrity boxing.

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Featured Image Credit: Salt Bae/YouTube/FIFA World Cup

Topics: Jake Paul, Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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