It's fair to say that they have enjoyed the festivities over the last few days in Argentina. The festive season may only be getting underway, the South American nation has been having quite the party this week after their World Cup triumph.
Few people would have enjoyed themselves more than Emiliano Martinez.
The Argentina goalkeeper would prove to be a hero in the final against France, making a number of crucial stops and then saving one of the penalties during the shootout.
He has been making the most of the celebrations since then, although some of his actions have probably overstepped the mark.
Martinez has made a habit of targeting Kylian Mbappe in recent days, despite that fact the striker scored a hat-trick beyond him in the final. Immediately after the game, he was already mocking him in the dressing room.
Once the parade got underway in Argentina, he would go around with the player's face on a doll.
Mais c'est encore pire en vidéo ce que fait Martinez avec la poupée Mbappé en fait 🤮pic.twitter.com/3BczFE3X6H
— EspoirsduFootball (@EspoirsduFoot) December 21, 2022
A cutout of a coffin with Mbappe's face plastered on it was also burned by some of their supporters during the parade.
Le peuple argentin dérape HONTEUSEMENT. Après Martinez qui fait un geste obscène devant les officiels qataris, après Martinez qui parade avec une poupée à l’effigie de Mbappé. Voici Mbappé brûlé au bûcher, désolé mais c’est juste INADMISSIBLE.
— La Source Parisienne (@lasource75006) December 20, 2022
It was all in poor taste.
France make complaint about Emiliano Martinez
The whole thing has been a bit of a black mark on Argentina's World Cup win, especially when you consider the thrilling way they managed to get their hands on the trophy.
French footballing authorities are very unhappy with the way Kylian Mbappe has been treated in the aftermath of the game.
French FA president Noel Le Graet has confirmed that he has written to his counterparts in Argentina to make his feelings on the matter known.
I wrote to my counterpart from the Argentine Federation, I find these excesses abnormal, in the context of a sports competition, and I find it difficult to understand.
This is going too far. Mbappe's behaviour has been exemplary.
While some might call this sour grapes, they probably have a right to feel aggrieved.
Considering that Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are teammates at PSG, it will be interesting to how their relationship is affected by this moving forward.