Emiliano Martinez branded as the ‘most HATED man in football’ by 2018 French World Cup winner Adil Rami… after the Argentine keeper’s actions in Sunday’s final in Qatar and his taunts towards Les Bleus star Kylian Mbappe
- Emiliano Martinez hasn’t won many fans in France since the World Cup final
- His antics during the penalty shoot-out won by Argentina were questioned
- He has also taunted hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe in the days since the final
- French World Cup winner Adil Rami has hit out at Martinez in an Instagram post
Former French international Adil Rami has ripped into Emiliano Martinez after Argentina’s triumph over Les Bleus in Sunday’s World Cup final.
The Aston Villa keeper has not won himself many fans in France following his actions during Argentina’s winning penalty shoot-out, as well as his taunts towards hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe in the aftermath of the game.
Rami, who was part of France’s 2018 World Cup winning squad, took to social media to give his opinion on the 30-year-old shot-stopper.
Emiliano Martinez has been branded as the ‘most hated man in football’ by Adil Rami
Rami (left) said Argentina have taken greater pleasure in beating Kylian Mbappe than winning the World Cup
In his Instagram stories, he posted a picture of Martinez along, which as per Get France Football is captioned: ‘The biggest son of a (b****) in football. The most hated man.
The defender who plays for Troyes goes on to state that he felt Morocco’s Yasine Bounou should have won the Golden Glove award. The Atlas Lions man conceded three goals fewer across the tournament.
He also went on to add that Mbappe ‘traumatised’ Argentina so much that they are celebrating their victory over the 24-year-old PSG star ‘more’ than winning the World Cup.
Martinez (centre) first taunted Mbappe in the dressing room after the dramatic final
Martinez’s penalty shoot-out antics helped lead to Argentina’s success as he saved a penalty from Kingsley Coman and saw a shot by Aurelien Tchouameni go wide.
The Villa keeper had thrown the ball away from Tchouameni before the Real Madrid youngster struck his penalty – playing mind games with the midfielder.
After winning the Golden Glove award, he was pictured making a rude gesture with the gong as he held it over his private parts.
Martinez has since explained that he did it because French fans were booing him during Argentina’s thrilling final win.
Mbappe was then seen holding a baby doll with Mbappe’s face on it during celebrations
The Aston Villa keeper brutally mocked Mbappe during Argentina’s dressing room celebrations by calling for a minute’s silence for the French striker.
It came even though the 30-year-old was seen as one of the first people to console Mbappe following France’s gut wrenching defeat.
Martinez continued to taunt Mbappe on his birthday by holding a baby doll with the French star’s face on it during Argentina’s World Cup victory parade around Buenos Aires yesterday.
To make matters worse, Martinez in fact held the Mbappe doll aloft while standing next to the 24-year-old’s PSG team-mate Lionel Messi as the pair celebrated Argentina’s penalty shootout win against France.
Argentina’s players, including Golden Glove winner Martinez, spent the day parading the World Cup trophy around the capital before it was abandoned over security issues, with fans filmed jumping onto the bus.
Martinez was also spotted doing a rude gesture with his golden gloves award after the final