Ibrahimovic Criticizes Emi Martinez, Argentina Stars for Bad Behaviour After World Cup Win

Ibrahimovic Criticizes Emi Martinez, Argentina Stars for Bad Behaviour After World Cup Win

  • Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed Argentina's World Cup-winning squad for their controversial celebrations
  • Argentina players went wild with their celebrations after dethroning France as world champions last month
  • Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was at the centre of 'offensive' celebrations which angered many

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has openly called out Emiliano Martinez and other members of Argentina's World Cup-winning squad.

The veteran striker slammed the reigning world champions for their controversial conduct after beating France on penalties to win its first Mundial since 1986.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Emiliano Martinez, Argentina, World Cup
Zlatan Ibrahimovic registered his displeasure with Emiliano Martinez and other members of Argentina's World Cup-winning squad for their unsportsmanlike behaviour. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

Players of La Albiceleste, particularly goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez churned out offensive gestures, obscene acts with his Golden Glove award before casting shade at Mbappe on multiple occasions.

His actions drew widespread criticism and has also forced FIFA to look into the aftermath of Argentina's World Cup win, per SportBIBLE.

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Reflecting on the controversial antics, Zlatan, who has carved a niche as a forthright individual, slammed Argentina's controversial celebrations.

"I'm worried about the others in Argentina because they will not win anything more," the AC Milan striker said as quoted by Tribuna.

The veteran striker even stated emphatically, he does not see Lionel Scaloni's charges succeeding in the future.

"Messi has won everything and he will be remembered, but the rest who behaved badly, we can't respect that.
"This is coming from me, speaking as a top professional player, that is a sign that you will win once, but you won't win again. You don't win like that."

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FIFA have officially opened an investigation into the behaviour of Emi Martinez following the widely publicised celebrations after the World Cup final.

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Martinez celebrated with gestures that were touted offensive after helping Argentina to win the World Cup. The South Americans beat France on penalties at the 2022 World Cup.

His celebrations later brought about much controversy after he specifically targeted Kylian Mbappe. His actions have seemingly informed FIFA's decision to put out a statement.

Hugo Lloris slams Argentina hero

Sports Brief earlier reported that retired French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted he does not see himself resorting to 'unruly' antics like Argentina's Emiliano Martinez during penalty shootouts.

Lloris came under some intense backlash for failing to make a save during France's 4-2 loss to La Albiceleste during post-match penalties in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final.

Martinez's antics proved pivotal as he made a save from Kingsley Coman while Tchouameni missed the target as Argentina overthrew France as world champions via penalties.

Source: SportsBrief.com