Argentina goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez has been the subject of an official complaint from the French FA for his actions in the wake of his country’s World Cup victory over France, having consistently mocked striker Kylian Mbappe.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper was spotted carrying around a doll with Mbappe’s face taped to it during the celebrations in Buenos Aires, and even called for a mock moment’s silence in the dressing room after the game.
As a result he has been branded the ‘most hated man in football’ by 2018 World Cup winner Adil Rami. Noel Le Graet, president of the French FA, spoke of how he has written a formal letter of complaint to his Argentina counterpart Claudio Tapia to illustrate his opinions on the matter.
A French minister has also called for FIFA to investigate Emiliano Martinez after his actions following Argentina’s World Cup final win over France.
Recall that Martinez beat Hugo Lloris and Croatian goal keeper to win the FIFA Golden glove.