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Argentina goalkeeper/ hero Emiliano Martinez really did perform an X-rated pose after being presented his Golden Glove award trophy following his country's defeat of France at the World Cup final.
The Aston Villa shot-stopper won the award, which is given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament in recognition for his incredible displays in Qatar.
Martinez used the presentation ceremony to make the inappropriate gesture with the trophy.
He took the trophy -- in the shape of a hand -- and held it in front of his crotch and thrusted once, while looking up.
Broadcasters commentating on the scene were aghast.
Fox Sports' North American coverage responded to Martinez's act by saying: “Oh no.”
The commentator for BBC said: “No, don’t do that, Emi. Don’t do that.”
Officials at the award-giving ceremony included Qatari and Fifa officials.
Martinez's antics have forever been immortalised on camera.
Emi Martínez after winning the Golden Glove 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/N5WspWTibf— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 18, 2022
The goalkeepers' antics off the pitch matched his immense talents on it though.
Martinez kept out a goal-bound shot late in the game in extra time that saw French players already ready to celebrate by rushing the pitch.
Just saw this angle of the last minute Martinez save.— Tom Bellingham (@TommyWTF1) December 19, 2022
France bench were running onto the pitch to celebrate 🤯#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/KUuEf98XEq
In post-match celebrations in the locker room, Martinez then trolled French hat-trick scorer Kylian Mbappe by leading his teammates in a "minute of silence" for him.
Emi Martinez disant de faire 1 minute de silence pour Kylian Mbappé…— Instant Foot ⚽️ (@lnstantFoot) December 18, 2022
Un joueur de 23 ans a une VILLA dans leur crâne. pic.twitter.com/eplUhBmF9f
Argentina won their third World Cup trophy and first since 1986.
Top photos via Getty & Fifa
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