The French Minister of Sports, Emily Odia-Castierra, considered today, Friday, that the behavior of some Argentine players after winning the World Cup was "inappropriate" and "vulgar".
"As much as our French team knew how to lose brilliantly, the way the Argentine team behaved after winning was not worthy of the match we watched," the minister told French radio "RTL".
Emily Odia-Castierra singled out the mention of the Argentine goalkeeper Martinez, who was seen in the celebration procession in Buenos Aires carrying a doll and her face covered with a picture of Mbappe.
Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the final, in which France came from behind twice, before losing on penalties, and Mbappe scored his opening kick against Martinez.
"I find it pathetic, vulgar, inappropriate and not up to the occasion," the French minister said.
And she added, "This Emiliano Martinez does not distinguish himself, but rather he is pathetic.".
She was pleased that the president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graet, wrote to his Argentine counterpart complaining about "
The French Federation also announced that it intends to file complaints against French fans who posted racist comments on social media, after Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Choameni missed two penalties, while Randal Kolo Mwani missed an opportunity in the last breaths of extra time.
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