Aston Villa fans frustrated as Martinez and Buendia are released
Aston Villa fans are frustrated after the latest news about Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia.
According to the Telegraph, the goalkeeper claims the Villans did not know of Brazil’s quarantine rules.
Both players will now fly to Croatia in order to avoid quarantining in a hotel upon arrival in the UK, as reported by Sky Sports.
Neither of the players correctly informed Brazilian officials they were in England prior to their arrival for the World Cup qualifier.
As a result, health officials sought to deport the duo, as well as Tottenham pair Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso.
Officials stormed the pitch just minutes after kick-off when Brazil were taking on Argentina on Sunday. The match was abandoned with La Albiceleste flying home.
Ahead of the clash with Bolivia, the Villa pair have been released back to their clubs.
Martinez and Buendia situation is bizarre
The whole situation has spiralled out of control.
Buendia and Martinez should have followed the Brazilian Premier League players.
None of the nine players called up to Tite’s squad flew over for the World Cup qualifiers.
So, it begs a question, why did the Argentine quartet take part?
You feel as though Aston Villa need to fine Martinez and Buendia for flying against club wishes.
It emerged prior to the international break that Premier League clubs agreed no player would fly to red-list countries for duty, i.e. South America.
We have not heard whether the quartet actively went against club orders but, given the agreement, it would be safe to assume.
With reports claiming Tottenham will fine Romero and Lo Celso, you feel as though the Midlanders should follow suit.
Here is how some Villa fans reacted to the latest news…
Emi martinez needs to wind his neck in. He put villa in this situation not the other way round— Chris Dent (@Dentman84) September 6, 2021
Of course Villa knew the rules, they've been in place since June.— Villa Mad. (@VillaMad3) September 6, 2021
This is an absolute shambles – FIFA need to step up and nip this in the bud.— LW 🦁 (@mr_wright_54321) September 6, 2021
Not the clubs responsibility. Can count themselves lucky to have been released. https://t.co/UChIrxiD9m— Aston Villa Supporters – Qatar Lions (@AstonLions) September 6, 2021
Someone at the club needs firing for this https://t.co/DoFmLFuqeF— themightyi21 (@themightyi21) September 6, 2021