In the wake of his obscene gesture when receiving the award, a French politician has called on FIFA to revoke the Golden Glove from Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martinez.
Argentina and France played out one of the most memorable FIFA World Cup finals in recent years. In the end, Lionel Messi’s team came out victorious, mainly thanks to Emiliano Martinez.
Not only did the Aston Villa goalkeeper make a crucial save in the dying minutes of extra time, he also got into the heads of the French players in the shootout and saved Kingsley Coman’s kick from Aurelien Tchouameni’s miss.
However, Dibu has attracted controversy for his actions on and off the field, especially during post-match celebrations. In fact, the French politician is now asking FIFA to strip Martinez of the Golden Glove for the obscene gesture.
French politician wants FIFA to revoke Golden Glove award from Emiliano Martinez
Martinez celebrated his Golden Glove award at Qatar 2022 the same way he did at the 2021 Copa America, forgetting his manners. French politian Karl Olive was disgusted with Dibu’s gesture, saying FIFA should revoke the award from him.
In only a year since becoming Argentina’s starting goalkeeper, Dibu has already become a controversial figure in world soccer. He doesn’t seem to care too much about it, as long as he continues to win trophies for his nation.