Refuses to play until the president is impeached
Spain’s women’s national football team said in a joint statement that they would not play any matches until Luis Rubiales was removed from his role as federation president.
The national team took the drastic measure on Friday night, according to Reuters news agency. In a statement reproduced by Marca, protagonist Jennifer Hermoso hits back hard at Rubiales and the union.
“I want to make it clear that at no time did I consent to the kiss he gave me. I do not tolerate my word being questioned, let alone words being invented that I do not didn’t say”, thunders Hermoso.
Today, Norwegian national team star Ada Hegerberg supports the Spanish national team players on social media.
– If you don’t see the problem, then you are part of it. My thoughts are with the players who should have celebrated and those who chose to stay home. Enough, writes Hegerberg,
The criticism was met following Rubiales’ behavior in the aftermath of the World Cup final between Spain and England. The Spanish footballers won 1-0.
The most talked about episode happened on stage when the Spanish footballers were to receive their gold medals after the victory against England.
Rubiales hugged all the Spanish players, but also kissed Hermoso on the mouth after kissing and kissing her on the cheek. This sparked a very heated debate and more and more people pounced on the criticism.
The 46-year-old went public and apologized for the episode on Monday, but criticism hasn’t abated for that reason. On Friday, the government announced that it would take Rubiales to the sports field. This can lead to suspension and loss of position.
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