In hip-hop terms, the British comedian Simon Brodkin, who is widely known as Lee Nelson, one of his characters, made it rain at a FIFA press conference in Zurich on Monday.

First, he placed a stack of money in front of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then he appeared to make a reference to the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

Blatter called for his security people and when security guards began to escort Brodkin out, he threw a wad of cash — they looked like real dollar bills — in the air.

Blatter, who has not been directly implicated in allegations that FIFA officials took millions of dollars in bribes from potential World Cup hosts, looked horrified.

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