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Question Number: 34808

Character, Attitude and Control 12/20/2022

RE: Adult

Douglas wix of Liverpool, England asks...

This question is a follow up to question 34807

Hi. Not really a follow up question, just a big thank you to the 2 referees replies & comments about the cup final referee & the Idiot Martinez. Thanks again

Answer provided by Referee MrRef

Merry Christmas Doug,

best to you, your family and only good results on the pitch. Both Ref McHugh and Ref Dawson were happy to respond.

Whether we believe Martinez should be held accountable and he should apologize for his choice, his consequences, his life. The needless groin thrust at the ceremony was distasteful no matter his exuberance and passion caused him to make a silly gesture.

Perhaps you read the recent column by Sam Dean how something that occurred in June 2020 when previously unknown Martinez stepped up due to the fact another keeper was injured? He seized the opportunity and excelled to a point where he was offered a 20 million dollar contract to Aston Villa.

His presence on the world stage was powerful allowing him to play a crucial role in Argentina’s Copa America victory, where he was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper, leading to 2022 Argentina to World Cup glory and also being named the tournament’s best goalkeeper. The fact he is has ego is rather unpleasant to the opposition you can be sure his team, his country and his fans still love him even if we disapprove of some of his USB antics.

From our pitch to your pitch in the spirit of Fair Play

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