Since the World Cup final in Qatar , Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been provoking the French player Mbappe, making the French Football Association decide to submit a letter to Martinez.
Martinez mocked Mbappe several times after Argentina ‘s win over France. Most famously, Martinez held a baby toy with Mbappe ‘s face on it while celebrating on the streets of Argentina for winning the World Cup.
It is said that after the penalty shootout in the final, the Argentine reveled in the dressing room. In one video, Martinez was caught mocking Mbappe in the dressing room and joked about a few minutes of silence for him. However, these actions did not arouse controversy.
Until recently, when the president of the French Football Association was interviewed by the French media, he said that he had formally written a letter of complaint to the president of the Argentine Football Association. The president of the French Football Federation believes that such excesses are abnormal in the context of sports, and he cannot understand them.
The Argentine Football Federation has yet to respond to complaints from the president of the French Football Federation. However, when this matter was interviewed by Martinez, he didn’t care at all, and responded that the president of the French Football Association did not understand football because he had never played in South America. Martinez also said that the president of the French Football Federation has not experienced this and should not talk about it. “But it’s okay, we’re a great team, that’s recognized,” Martinez said.
Former French national Adil Rami also disagreed with Martinez’s approach. When interviewed by reporters, Martinez was mentioned. Rami called Martinez the most annoying person.