World Cup winner Emiliano Martinez explains why he held Golden Glove in lewd way

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has explained his shocking trophy celebration after the World Cup final was in response to France supporters booing him.

After another stunning penalty shootout performance, and a crucial save in extra time to deny France a winner, the Aston Villa goalkeeper was awarded the tournament’s Golden Glove award.

After accepting the award on stage, the 30-year-old lowered the trophy to his groin and thrust it towards the crowd – a repeat of his controversial celebration having picked up the same accolade at the Copa America last year.

Last night’s edition however was a response to jeers Martinez received from the French support.

Explaining the gesture, he told Argentine radio station La Red, via AS: ‘I did it because the French booed me. Pride does not work with me.’

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