Emiliano Martinez’s Ballon d’Or Win Sparks Outrage Among France Fans” – Drogba steps in.

During the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris yesterday, France fans present at the event expressed disapproval as Emiliano Martinez received the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper of 2023.

The booing occurred when Martinez’s crucial save from Randal Kolo Muani’s last-minute shot in the 2022 World Cup final was replayed on the screen.

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Didier Drogba, the former Chelsea star hosting the event had to step in to address the situation.

He urged the fans to show respect to the award recipient, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the achievements of the World Cup winner.

Earlier when the Aston Villa star was entering the Theatre du Chatelet with his wife Amanda Gama, France fans were heard jeering the goalkeeper.

The 31-year-old will be next seen in action for his club on Sunday as they take on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

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Emiliano Martinez is the least-liked person in France right now and here is why.

The Aston Villa keeper has not won himself many fans in France following his actions during Argentina’s winning penalty shoot-out over Les Bleus, as well as his taunts towards hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe in the aftermath of the game.

Martinez’s penalty shoot-out antics helped guide Argentina to their third World Cup crown as he saved a penalty from Kingsley Coman.