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Geneva Motor Show: Comedian disrupts Volkswagen's presentation

Simon Brodkin at the VW stand Geneva Motor Show 2016

Comedian Simon Brodkin – better known as his character Lee Nelson - has disrupted the Volkswagen presentation at the Geneva Motor Show today.

Dressed as a Volkswagen mechanic and holding a wrench and a prop labelled “cheat box”, Brodkin looked under a car on the VW stand as an executive spoke to journalists, reports The Guardian.

The prankster, who showered Fifa chief Sepp Blatter with dollar bills last summer, has turned his attention to a VW presentation at the Geneva motor show.

With a German accent, he said chief executive Matthias Müller “said it was ok as long as no one finds out about it”. Security guards then escorted the comedian away.

In July, Brodkin placed a pile of banknotes on the desk next to Fifa’s Sepp Blatter, having announced himself as a delegate from North Korea’s 2026 World Cup bid. As he was being led away by security he threw more notes over the still-seated president.

Last year Volkswagen admitted to regulators it had used illegal software to cheat emissions tests.

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