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Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez explains reason behind Obscene Gesture

InternationalFootballArgentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez explains reason behind Obscene Gesture

Srinagar: The under fire, star goalkeeper of Argentina Emiliano Martinez has given his explanation about the obscene gesture he did during FIFA World Cup 2022 prize ceremony after the final against France in Doha on Sunday.

Emiliano Martinez won the Golden Glove as the Best Goalkeeper of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and was seen making lewd gesture on the presentation podium.

While the Argentina goalkeeper earned plenty of praise for his heroics between the sticks during the penalty shootout, many former footballers and pundits didn’t agree with him on the gesture he made after being awarded the Golden Glove. Martinez has now explained why he did so.

As per a report in the New York Post, Martinez explained the reasoning to Argentine radio station La Red. He said: “I did it because the French booed me.” He further went on to say, “Pride does not work with me.”

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

“It was a very complicated match, they came back to equalise in the game but it was our destiny to suffer,” said the Aston Villa keeper.

“All that I have dreamed of has been achieved. I have no words for it. I was calm during the penalty shoot-out, and everything went as we wanted.

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