Volkswagen was reminded about its massive dieselgate scandal in the funniest way possible during its 2016 Geneva Motor Show press conference.
As Volkswagen board member Jurgen Stackmann took to the stage to introduce the German automaker’s new up! subcompact, a protester went on stage dressed as a Volkswagen mechanic, carrying a defeat device prop box that he proceeded to place underneath the vehicle. The Telegraph reports that the protester is actually British comedian Simon Brodkin, who last year invaded a FIFA press conference where he threw dollar bills at the organization’s disgraced president, Sepp Blatter.
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While the diesel scandal isn’t anything to laugh at, Brodkin’s interruption will put a smile on your face, especially the dialogue that proceeded. As he got on the stage, he said, “I have this new cheat box. No one is going to find out about this one!” The surprised Stackmann replied, “OK, it doesn’t need repair, it’s a perfect car.”
Brodkin then began getting underneath the car with the prop box and said, “No no no! Mr. Muller said it was OK as long as no one finds out!”
It took security a minute to realize that Brodkin wasn’t part of the press conference, which is understandable, considering he was fully dressed in what appeared to be official Volkswagen garb.
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