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Argentina's Emi Martinez called 'the most hated man' in football for World Cup antics by ex-France defender Rami

18:40 WAT 21/12/2022
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Former France international Adil Rami slammed Emiliano Martinez for his antics after winning the World Cup, which included taunts of Kylian Mbappe.
  • Rami launches attack on Martinez
  • Calls him "most hated man" in football
  • Goalkeeper led Mbappe taunts after World Cup win

WHAT HAPPENED? Following Argentina's World Cup win over France, Martinez made headlines for his continued digs aimed towards 23-year-old Mbappe amid the celebrations. As well as leading chants against him, he held up an image of his face in their bus parade. Ex-France international Rami has hit back on Instagram.

WHAT HE SAID: In an Instagram story posted to his official account, Rami wrote that Martinez is: the biggest son of a […] in football," and went further, calling him "the most hated man.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Martinez's pointed celebrations and taunts have caused a stir, with the 30-year-old cutting a polarising figure for his antics. Rami was capped 36 times for Les Bleus between 2010 and 2018, retiring after winning the World Cup in 2018.

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WHAT NEXT? Martinez returns to Aston Villa a World Cup winner, but will no doubt have put a target on his back as a result of the showboating and trash talk.