The Spanish Soccer Federation has accused participant Jennifer Hermoso of “mendacity” a couple of “kiss” on the lips with president Luis Rubiales after profitable the Ladies’s World Cup, threatening authorized motion.
The federation and Rubiales stated they’d come to mild: all lies printed, whether or not within the title of the participant or by the participant herself.
He added that he would take “as many authorized measures as attainable to defend the respect of the president of the Spanish Federation.”
Hermoso stated on Friday that the kissing of her lips by Rubiales after defeating England within the Ladies’s World Cup last in Sydney was not consensual, as Rubiales claimed.
Rubiales, who’s 46 years outdated and controversial, refused to submit his resignation on Friday throughout the federation’s basic meeting, regardless of a marketing campaign of widespread criticism, saying that he had fallen sufferer to a marketing campaign to do away with him.
In a fiery speech, he stated the kiss was “mutual, joyful and consensual,” and that Hermoso stated “OK” when he requested if he might kiss her, including that he didn’t accomplish that from a “place of power” based mostly on his place.
And he confirmed that Hermoso “held me in her arms and introduced me near her physique.”
However Hermoso, 33, responded forcefully to his claims, saying she felt “susceptible” and that she was a “sufferer of abuse”.
She added, in a press release printed by the Ladies’s Soccer Affiliation: I need to make clear that I didn’t at any second agree with my consent to the kiss that he gave me, and I by no means tried to boost the president. I can’t tolerate my phrase being questioned, not to mention inventing phrases I didn’t say.
And the Spanish Federation printed 4 footage to substantiate its standpoint that it was Hermoso who raised Rubiales, whose toes appeared above the bottom, whereas it appeared that the federation’s menace didn’t solely goal Hermoso and the gamers’ affiliation, but additionally everybody who harmed the fame of the federation president.
And after Rubiales refused to resign on Friday, regardless of the sharp and unprecedented criticism of his conduct, Hermoso joined 80 gamers, together with all of the gamers of the nationwide crew that gained the world title for the primary time in its historical past, who refused to play once more with “La Roja” if the present federation management remained.
And 15 gamers took an analogous step earlier than the World Cup, within the face of the federation and coach Jorge Vilda, however three gamers reversed the choice and took part throughout the profitable marketing campaign of the Iberian nationwide crew within the World Cups in Australia and New Zealand.