France has filed an official complaint against Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for repeatedly taunting French footballer Kylian Mbappe after Argentina won the World Cup in 2022.
While Mbappe scored four goals against Martinez in the World Cup final, the Argentine goalkeeper has been embroiled in a one-sided feud with the French footballer.
Martinez, who declared Mbappe “de@d” and requested a “one-minute” silence for him during Argentina’s dressing room celebration, was also photographed holding a Mbappe doll next to Lionel Messi on the team’s open-top bus parade.
Noel Le Graet, the president of the FFF, revealed that they had filed a complaint against Martinez, calling his actions “shocking” and “strange” in an interview with Ouest-France.
“We have launched different procedures. It is very shocking. These are boys who have given the best of themselves for the France team to succeed. It is important that we support them. I wrote to my counterpart from the Argentine Football Association. I find these excesses abnormal in the context of sports competition, and I find it difficult to understand. It goes too far. Mbappe’s behaviour was exemplary.”