Kylian Mbappe's reaction after watching Emi Martinez save in World Cup final caught on camera
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A cameraman panned to Kylian Mbappe and Didier Deschamps after Emiliano Martinez’s dramatic World Cup final save against France was shown at the Ballon d'Or ceremony.
Martinez's controversial antics, both during and after last year's final at the Lusail Stadium, divided opinion amongst fans.
The Argentine goalkeeper used a series of mind games to unsettle France as they stepped up to take their spot kicks.
And after France's heartbreaking defeat, Martinez would 'jokingly' ask for a minute of silence for the Paris Saint-Germain forward as Argentina celebrated in the dressing room.
A day later and things escalated further, when the Aston Villa goalkeeper trolled Mbappe by carrying a baby doll that had the Frenchman's face on it.
Ten months later and Martinez was voted the world's best goalkeeper at Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
The 31-year-old, who helped France claim their first World Cup trophy since 1986, was presented with the Yashin Trophy award by his father, Alberto.
Boos could be heard as he was interviewed by host Didier Drogba but before that, a compilation of his best bits were shown to those in attendance.
As you can see from the footage below, someone behind the camera panned to Kylian Mbappe and Didier Deschamps' after his incredible last-gasp save to deny Kolo Muani was broadcast.
This camera man knows what he is doing 😭 Camera on Mbappe and Deschamps pic.twitter.com/m5nghq06Z3— kaher (@KaherCFC) October 30, 2023
Back in February, Martinez said he didn't target Mbappe during the World Cup final post-match celebrations.
Speaking to France Football about the doll situation, he said: "I held it [baby doll] for like two minutes and I threw it away, that's all.
"How can I make fun of Mbappe? He scored four past me. Four goals in a final! He must think I am his toy baby! I have huge respect for Mbappe."
Martinez, who was also accused of cheating during the penalty shoot-out against France, jumped to defend Argentina's post-match dressing room antics.
"It's a locker room thing," he said. "It should never have come out. When France beat us in 2018, I remember there were chants about Messi [involving N'Golo Kante]. Same thing, if a team beats Brazil, they'll be singing about Neymar.
"There's nothing personal against Mbappe. I respect him a lot. If people sing about him or Neymar, it's because they are top players."
Mbappe & Deschamps' reaction after seeing that Dibu Martinez save 😂 pic.twitter.com/gXcKMftsuw— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) October 30, 2023
He added: "After the final, I told him that it was a pleasure to play against him and that he almost won the match on his own. I had confirmation that he has immense talent. When Messi retires, I am sure Kylian will win many Ballon d'Or awards."
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