Argentine footballer Emiliano Martinez is one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. He proved his worth against France in the FIFA World Cup finals. His penalty shootout saves gave Argentina a chance to win the FIFA World Cup trophy for the first time in 36 years.
Following the infamous victory, the goalkeeper came under fire for his impolite celebration. He could face disciplinary punishment after the French Football Federation’s head confirmed to have filed a complaint against him.
Several times during the final game, Emiliano Martinez was observed mocking French forward Kylian Mbappe. He was recently seen holding a doll with Mbappe’s face on it, which drew significant criticism.
Winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Adil Rami targeted Emiliano Martinez for appearing in Buenos Aires holding a toy with Mbappe’s face. Martinez’s celebrations after winning the Golden Glove trophy also sparked debate.
Emiliano Martinez explains the reason behind controversial action
During the post-match celebration, Martinez held his Golden Globe trophy close to his groin. Some Qatari officials who were standing on the podium during the presentation were taken aback by his antics.
Emiliano Martinez was awarded the Golden Globe for his great performance during the FIFA World Cup 2022. Lionel Messi won the World Cup thanks to his heroic saves in the last game.
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He revealed that his inappropriate behavior was in response to French fans who were mocking him during the game. Martinez flashed gestures to the French supporters after saving Coman’s penalty kick.
Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan appears to be making a dig at Emiliano Martinez as well. “The goalkeeper’s actions were not in the spirit of the game,” he continued.
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Noel Le Graet, President of the France FA, made his position apparent by filing a complaint against Emiliano Martinez. Although this should not concern Martinez much, he is well aware that he must limit his actions.
Emiliano Martinez is without a doubt one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He won the Copa America and the FIFA World Cup for Argentina after making his international debut in 2021.
Aston Villa’s Premier League campaign will resume on December 26 against Liverpool. Argentina’s star, according to sources, will miss the match against Liverpool. His admirers will be hoping to see him in action as soon as possible.