Di Maria tells Rami to ‘go cry elsewhere’ over Martinez as duo argue about ‘biggest piece of sh*t in football’

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Emi Martinez receives his Golden Glove award

Angel di Maria has told former France defender Adil Rami to “go cry elsewhere” over Emiliano Martinez’s celebrations after Argentina won the World Cup.

Martinez was instrumental in Argentina’s penalty shootout victory over France in one of the all-time great World Cup finals last weekend, but he has raised eyebrows with some of his actions afterwards.

He appeared to make a vulgar gesture with his Golden Glove award at the trophy presentation and has also repeatedly derided France striker Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick in the Lusail showpiece.

Argentina claimed their third global title, with Martinez saving Kingsley Coman’s penalty in the 4-2 shootout victory after a pulsating final had finished 3-3.

In the dressing room afterwards, Martinez called for a minute’s silence for Mbappe and received further criticism for celebrations in Buenos Aires when he held aloft a doll bearing the Frenchman’s face.

Martinez will return to the midlands next week, with Villa boss Unai Emery intending to have a discussion with the 30-year-old about some of his controversial antics.

“When you have big emotion, sometimes it is difficult to control it,” Emery said.

“I will speak to him next week about some celebrations but I respect that he is now under the national team and when he will be with us, he is our responsibility then we can speak about it.”

Former France defender Rami called Martinez the “biggest piece of sh*t in football” last week following the Argentina keepers antics towards Mbappe.

And now Di Maria, who scored in the World Cup final, has hit back at Rami’s comments, angrily responding: “El Dibu (Martinez) is the best goalkeeper in the world. Go cry elsewhere.”

Di Maria has a bit of a reputation for being tearful during his career and Rami hit back.

Rami posted: “Can you teach me?” and four pictures with seperate captions, which read: “When you lose”, “when you win”, “when you leave a club”, “when you see this tweet”.

Argentina team-mate Leandro Paredes also criticised Rami on social media, he wrote: “Now say it without crying Rami.”

Crystal Palace boss and France legend Patrick Vieira thinks Martinez made a “stupid decision” to make his celebrations about the France squad rather than Argentina’s victory.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Vieira said: “Some of the pictures I saw from the Argentinian goalkeeper, I think, take away a little bit what Argentina achieved at the World Cup,.

“I don’t think they really needed that.

“You can’t control sometimes people’s emotional decisions. But that was a stupid decision, I think, from Martinez to do that.”

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