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The sad side of Argentina's celebrations: a 24-year-old dead, a child in a coma and an obsession with Mbappe - voila! sport


Emiliano Martins continued to mock the striker of the French national team and in the streets burned dolls and his coffin. The goalkeeper was criticized ("one of the most terrible winners") and meanwhile a 5-year-old boy is on the floor

The Argentina national team returns after the World Cup (video editing: Nir Chen)

The celebrations of Argentina as a whole and of the national team's players after winning the World Cup excited crowds far from the South American country, but there were also those who were not enthusiastic about some of the scenes they contained.

First and foremost is Emiliano Martinez.

The goalkeeper of the Argentina national team yesterday carried a doll on which was pasted a picture of Kylian Mbappe with a fallen face, all this after at the end of the World Cup final he asked to stop the celebrations in the dressing room for a "minute of silence in memory of Mbappe".

Last week, the goalkeeper criticized Mbappe for claiming that the European teams arrive more prepared for the World Cup because the players play at the highest levels regularly, unlike the players from South America, which is why "the teams from Europe always win."

However, after yesterday, Martins was already accused of "obsession" with Mbappe, and the argument about "replying" to the French striker already seems to be flimsy.

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Journalist Tarik Panja wrote yesterday: "Martinez is doing his best to be one of the worst winners. His behavior is bizarre. It was like that after Argentina got past the Netherlands and now this obsession with Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick against him."

Another journalist, the Spanish Juanpa Sans, tweeted: "Doesn't Dibo Martínez get tired of making fun of himself?".

French tennis player Gilles Simon wrote: "Emiliano Martins is the king of the frustrated. He is unable to celebrate his huge achievement without taking Mbappe with him."


The celebrations of the Argentina players after knocking out the Netherlands in the quarter-finals were received with relative understanding because the game was tense and was followed by an outburst of emotions.

But in the last two days the attitude towards the loser in the final, France, is already starting to look bad.

Apart from Martins, in the dressing room of the Argentina team Con Aguero cursed Eduardo Camabinga and mocked him (not to his face) during a live broadcast on Instagram - in front of tens of thousands of viewers.

Yesterday in the streets of Argentina, celebrations were recorded that included the burning of dolls and a coffin sign on which pictures of Mbappe were pasted.

On social media, defenders mentioned that after France beat Argentina in the 2018 World Cup, the Tricolor players sang on the bus about how Angulo Kante stopped Lionel Messi and that it was just a full circle.

During the celebrations: a shooting incident in the streets

In the meantime, beyond the discussion of the mysterious Argentinian hatred for Kylian Mbappe, terrible tragedies were also recorded yesterday.

A 24-year-old man was killed during the festivities, when the roof he was jumping on collapsed.

In addition, a five-year-old boy is in a coma after partying with his parents in Plaza San Martin and was injured in the head by a piece of marble that came off a collapsed statue.

In some places riots developed and police and army forces were sent to maintain order and made arrests.

Yesterday's parade also did not take place as planned because no less than 4 million people took to the streets.

The original plan was to get to Obelisco, the place where it is customary to celebrate in Argentina.

However, after hours of the bus not moving and safety incidents that included an unsuccessful attempt by fans to jump into the bus (and injuries to some of them), the plan was changed.

Five helicopters were called to rescue the players and take them back to the House of Representatives.

  • sport

  • world football


  • Argentina national team

  • Kylian Mbappe

  • Emiliano Martinez

Source: walla

All sports articles on 2022-12-21

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