Kylian Mbappe’s reaction to Emiliano Martinez winning Best FIFA Men’s goalkeeper award has got fans talking
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Kylian Mbappe’s reaction to Emiliano Martinez winning Best FIFA Men’s goalkeeper has got fans talking.
On Monday night, the stars of the football world gathered in Paris for the Best FIFA Awards.
After Manchester United and England goalkeeper Mary Earps received the award for women’s best goalkeeper, Aston Villa and Argentina’s World Cup-winning stopper Martinez was named the best men goalkeeper.
As Martinez went onto the stage to collect his award, the camera panned to Lionel Messi who was smiling with joy.
However, it was Mbappe’s reaction during Martinez's acceptance speech that got fans talking.
One said: “Mbappé’s face when Martinez won the trophy The Best is hilarious.”
Another tweeted: “Mbappe's face when Martinez was speaking is cracking me up.”
A third fan added: “They just showed Mbappe's face. Is he still angry with Emi?”
Someone else wrote: “Mbappe’s face says it all.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “ HAHAHA Mbappe still mad at Martinez look at his face!!”
Le regard de Kylian Mbappé devant la remise du trophée à Emiliano Martinez. 😭 pic.twitter.com/uoA2U3IJLK— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) February 27, 2023
During the aftermath of the World Cup final, Martinez made headlines after he appeared to mock Mbappe multiple times during Argentina’s celebrations. The goalkeeper was seen holding a baby toy with Mbappe's face on it during the team's parade through the city of Buenos Aires.
Mbappe himself stated that he was not too bothered by Martinez’s antics.
He said: “The celebrations, they’re not my problem.
“I don’t waste any energy on such futile things. What’s important for me is to give the best of myself for my club, and we’re looking forward for Leo [Messi] to return to continue scoring and winning matches.”
In his acceptance speech, Martinez paid tribute to his parents. He said: “Idols? I remember when my mum was cleaning houses 8-9 hours, and also my dad working.”
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