The controversy queue against Emiliano Martinez does not subside, almost a week from the final of the World Cup in Qatar. The inappropriate celebrations of the goalkeeper of theArgentina and ofAston Villa first of all they aroused the indignation of the French sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera: “I am happy that the president of the French Football Federation has filed a complaint. There have been acts of insult and racism that cannot be ignored. Martinez proved to be a less than elegant winner. Indeed, his behavior was truly pathetic“.
Emiliano Martinez: the harsh criticisms of the French sports minister and Souness
Harsh words also from the former Scottish footballer (and coach) of Liverpool and Sampdoria Graeme Sounesswho in his editorial in the Daily Mail addressed the “Dibu” in these terms: “He looked like a vulgar clown. Really, I wonder, does he want to be remembered for his antics after winning the World Cup final. Does she really want to go down in history like this and not because of his prowess? I find that absurd“.
Souness on Martnez: ‘Just a crass clown’
It’s still: “He disrespected everyone with those gestures: his opponents, first of all Kylian Mbappe, to whoever gave him the best goalkeeper award, to his own fans and also to his country, putting him in great embarrassment. There are limits, even when celebrating, that shouldn’t be crossed“.