World Cup 2022 in Qatar has come to an end. However, the controversy surrounding it still stands, and one of them was the actions of Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez‘s actions after the win.
Mbappe came up with a hattrick against Martinez and added his penalty in the shootout to win the Golden Boot. But France untimely lost in a penalty shootout to Argentina.
Emi Martinez Controversy
Emi Martinez was a key figure in Argentina’s win but was shortly dragged into controversy because of his strange celebration and taunting of Mbappe.
Following the win, Martinez was awarded the Golden Glove, with which he made a very inappropriate celebration. And in the parade too, Aston Villa’s goalkeeper was captured carrying a baby doll with Mbappe’s mask in it.
Kylian Mbappe responds
French superstar Mbappe has not reacted to the incidents until Wednesday evening. However, following Paris Saint-Germain’s hard-fought 2-1 victory over Strasbourg, Mbappe scored an injury-time penalty as was asked the question about Emi Martinez’s celebrations.
Instead of a furious response, which was expected, he went on and focused on his teammate Leo Messi. He added…
I talked with him after the match. I congratulated him. For him it was a life goal. For me too, but I lost, so I have to be a good sport. Celebrations are not my problem, I don’t waste time on such trivial things.
Many football fans online had a positive thing to say about Kylian Mbappe’s cold and classy response.
One fan said, “This is what class looks like. No wonder he’s one of the best. Martinez is real joker here.”
Another added, “He’s young and already so mature.”
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