Argentina’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, has been subject to a probe after Noel Le Graet, the president of the French Football Federation, confirmed that he has lodged a formal complaint with the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) over the goalkeeper’s taunts of Kylian Mbappe.
Le Graet, quoted by Ouest-France, said he has reached out to AFA president Claudio Tapia to make his feelings clear on the situation in a formal fashion by writing a letter of complaint.
“I wrote to my counterpart from the Argentine Federation, I find these excesses abnormal, in the context of a sports competition, and I find it difficult to understand,” he told Ouest-France, a local daily.
“This is going too far. Mbappe’s behavior has been exemplary.”
Martinez mocked the PSG star Mbappe during the celebration of their victory of the Qatar World Cup back in Buenos Aires. The Aston Villa shot-stopper was seen holding a toy baby with Mbappe’s face taped to it in a fashion as to be covering the face.
Martinez had also taunted the Paris Saint-Germain forward, calling for a minute of silence on the Frenchman’s behalf in the dressing room just after winning the World Cup at the Lusail Stadium in Doha.
Mbappe became the first man in 56 years to score a hat trick in a World Cup final but lost the trophy after Argentina beat France 4-2 in the penalty shootout.