World Cup final hero Emiliano Martinez’s crude gesture with golden glove award video

Emiliano Martinez almost overshadowed his penalty shootout heroics with an X-rated celebration after winning the Golden Glove prize for best keeper at the World Cup.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper put in an outstanding performance in the World Cup final as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

He was awarded the individual accolade for being the best goalkeeper in Qatar and when he was handed the trophy, Martinez reacted in a vulgar way.

The 30-year-old shook hands with Fifa representatives, including Gianni Infantino, before holding the gold award in front of his private area while leaning back and pulling an odd face.

He was also seen sticking the gloves to his lips before the crude gesture, The Sun reports.

The live TV broadcast showed putting the trophy — which is shaped like a hand — to his crotch and pumping.

One American said on Fox’s live broadcast: “Oh no,” after the gesture.

On BBC, one person said, “No, don’t do that, Emi. Don’t do that.”

Qatar and World Cup officials may be unhappy about the act, but the Argentinian football governing body seems unlikely to take any action.

Mexican journalist and TV host Fernanda Familiar posted on Twitter Martinez should be stripped of the award.

“What a way to take meaning away from the golden glove,” she posted,

“Your vulgarity threatens the World Cup. YOU ARE UNWORTHY! FIFA must withdraw this recognition.”

Fans worldwide were also shocked One Tweeted: “Never had Martinez using the Golden Glove trophy as a sex toy on my World Cup final bingo card.”

A second commented: “What on Earth was he thinking?”

Another slammed his reaction, saying: “Emi Martinez is proof that men never grow up.”

But some supporters saw the funny side: “Not a single thought in his brain. I love it, I love you Martinez.”

Another reacted: “Martinez claims the best moment of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.”

The ex-Arsenal keeper made a number of big saves in the final and stopped Kingsley Coman’s effort in the penalty shootout.

He will also go down in history for the moment he produced a brilliant leg save to stop Kolo Muani from scoring a winner in the dying seconds of extra-time.

He also proved vital in Argentina’s quarter-final victory over the Netherlands, saving two penalties from Virgil van Dijk and Steven Berghuis.

Martinez also recorded the joint-most clean sheets in the competition with three.

Martinez said it was “destiny” to win the World Cup.

“It was a very complicated match, they came back to equalise in the game but it was our destiny to suffer,” said the Aston Villa keeper.

“All that I have dreamed of has been achieved. I have no words for it. I was calm during the penalty shoot-out, and everything went as we wanted.

“I left very young for England. I dedicate this victory to all my family.”

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