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They used to adore him and now they despise him: Henry Martin starts for Club America vs. Puebla

The Mexican striker was once a benchmark for the Águilas but now, fans are demanding Ortiz to be on the field in such an important match.

The player has been facing harsh criticism from Azulcrema fans for a while now, due to the fact that he is not scoring goals for his team.
The player has been facing harsh criticism from Azulcrema fans for a while now, due to the fact that he is not scoring goals for his team.

Fernando Ortiz fielded a controversial player who was once adored and is now despised. Henry Martín is starting for Club América vs Puebla and is looking to end his goal drought.

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However, the player has been facing harsh criticism from Azulcrema fans for a while now, due to the fact that he is not scoring goals for his team.

Why do fans once adored and now despise Henry Martín?

The love-hate relationship that Club América fans have with Henry Martín is due to the fact that when he started playing for the Águilas, he was seen as a promising player. But that promise was not fulfilled.

When Martín arrived at the Águilas in the Clausura 2018, the player had a good tournament and as a newcomer, he surprised everyone by scoring 5 goals. And later in the Clausura 2019 tournament, he scored another 4 goals. 

And in the Apertura 2020 tournament, the player exploded, scoring 8 goals in the regular season. And after that, he disappeared again and would not appear again until the Clausura 2020, where he scored 2 goals. 

The player would return to be a figure in the team in the Apertura 2021 tournament, and in the Clausura 2021, scoring 7 goals in each of those tournaments. And after these, he faded away. 

It was just at this stage of the year 2021 which the fans showered him with praise and pointed him out as the club's benchmark. There was a kind of fever for the player, who was even harassed at the exit of the team's training camp, asking for autographs. 

However, just as his scoring streak came to an end, so did the love that the Azulcremas fans felt for him and they even began to demand his departure from the club. 

Henry Martín starts for Club América vs Puebla

And just when the player is facing so much hatred from the fans of the Águilas, Fernando Ortiz started him in the Club América vs Puebla match, due to the fact that Federico Viñas was injured in the first leg against La Franja

As soon as fans found out that the team's number 21 would play in the Liguilla match, they filled the club's social networks with complaints and, in the most serious cases, insults toward the player.

However, despite the rejection he has faced, the player keeps trying to score, although so far he has not been able to do so, and in the current tournament, he has only scored 3 goals.

Will Martín be able to break his goal drought in the Liguilla?

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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