Emiliano Martinez denies mocking Kylian Mbappe during World Cup celebrations

Emiliano Martinez has claimed he wasn’t targeting Kylian Mbappe during Argentina’s World Cup celebrations.

Martinez was a leading figure in La Albiceleste’s celebratory antics after beating France on penalties in the final in Qatar.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper’s gamesmanship proved vital in the shootout before he celebrated his Golden Glove triumph in rather lewd fashion. He was filmed asking for a minute’s silence for Mbappe and then spotted with a baby doll baring Mbappe’s face on the team bus.

However, Martinez claimed his gestures weren’t premeditated and pointed to Mbappe’s success…

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