Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has explained why he did a NSFW celebration with his golden glove trophy after winning the World Cup.
The South American nation beat France in the World Cup final in a penalty shootout in which Martinez saved one.
Martinez also won the World Cup's Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the tournament in Qatar and did a rather controversial celebration with the goalie glove-shaped trophy as he held it up to his crotch.
The moment was broadcast live around the world and sparked a stir online. One person on Twitter said, “dude told the world to SMD [suck my d**k]!”.
Another called his display “classless” and “disrespectful”. However, someone else admitted: “To be honest I think I would have done the same.”
Following the incident, Martinez explained in an interview with Argentine radio station La Red exactly why he did it.