Since their victory in the final of the Football World Cup, some Argentine players have multiplied mockery and provocations aimed at the France team.
Behavior castigated this Friday by the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, pointing to the “pitiful” character and “inelegance” of the Albiceleste players.
"As much as our French team knew how to lose with panache, the way the Argentine team acted following this victory is not worthy of the match we saw," she said. at the microphone of RTL.
Statements from #Argentine players: "It's pitiful! Vulgar, inappropriate attitudes and not up to the challenge. They are inelegant winners, supporters with unacceptable racist remarks"
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra Minister of Sports @AOC1978 in #RTLMatin pic.twitter.com/r8khTaDqq6
– RTL France (@RTLFrance) December 23, 2022
“Clearly, there were inappropriate remarks.
I reacted immediately when there were racist insults against some of our players among Argentinian supporters.
I also saw the little mockery moved towards Aurélien Tchouaméni.
It's just vulgar, out of place and not up to the challenge,” she continued.
“It is important that we support them”
The Minister of Sports is not the first to react to the attitude of Lionel Messi's teammates.
At the same time, the president of the FFF Noël Le Graët wrote to his Argentinian counterpart to complain about the racist outbursts of which certain players of the France team have been victims since the final.
Complaints have been filed against the perpetrators of these insults.
“We have launched various procedures.
It's very shocking.
These are boys who gave their best for the France team to succeed.
It is important that we support them,” justified Noël Le Graët.
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During the Argentina players' parade, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was spotted holding a baby doll, whose face had been covered with a picture of Mbappé.
In the wake of the final, "Dibu" Martinez had already openly mocked the French star, author of three goals in the match, by singing in the locker room: "A minute of silence... for Mbappé", before being followed by his teammates.
In a video broadcast live on Instagram, former Albiceleste striker Sergio Agüero also insulted French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga with "dick head" ("Cara de pinga"), in the wake of the final.
“I have nothing against him and it's a joke (…) he always joked with his name.
Don't look for trouble, ”he then justified on Twitter.