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“I did it because…”: Emiliano Martinez explains the reason behind the obscene gesture


Emiliano Martinez makes a lewd gesture after being given the Golden Glove© Twitter

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who won the Golden Glove as the FIFA World Cup 2022 Best Goalkeeper, made a lewd gesture on the podium following the team’s victory over France in the final. While the Argentinian goalkeeper received much praise for his heroic moves between the sticks in the penalty shootout, many former players and football pundits disagreed with him on the gesture he made. performed after being awarded the Golden Glove. Martinez has now explained why he did so.

According to a report in New York Post Office, Martinez explained to Argentina’s La Red radio station. “I did it because the French booed me,” he said. He went on to say, “Pride doesn’t work for me.”

Martinez, 30 years old, was saved from Kingsley Coman in the penalty shootout to help Argentina win 4-2 after the thrilling final ended 3-3 in extra time.

“It was a very complicated game, they came back to equalize but it was our fate,” said the Aston Villa goalkeeper.

“All that I dreamed of was achieved. I have no words to describe it. I was calm in the penalty shootout and everything went as we wanted.

“I left England at a very young age. I dedicate this victory to my whole family.”

Martinez, in the process, became the second Argentine player to win the Golden Glove in FIFA World Cup history.

With AFP input

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