Kissing scandal: Spain’s world champions continue to strike

Kissing scandal: Spain’s world champions continue to strike
Association President Luis Rubiales kissed world champion Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth without being asked.

The players are of the opinion that the resignation of RFEF President Luis Rubialeswho had kissed world champion Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth without being asked, and the separation from coach Jorge Vilda was inadequate.

Among other things, they called for the dismissal of the association’s general secretary, Andreu Camps, as well as the employees of the press department who, shortly after the award ceremony in Sydney, distributed a statement from the association in which words were put into Hermoso’s mouth that she had not said the newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” wrote.

The strike initially affects Spain’s games in the Nations League next Thursday against Sweden and on September 26th against Switzerland, the state TV broadcaster RTVE and other Spanish media reported unanimously on Friday. The 41 athletes informed the association of their decision by telephone just hours before the new coach Montse Tomé was introduced.

Rubiales for questioning in court in Madrid

After his resignation as president Rubiales arrived for the first time on Friday to be questioned by an examining judge at the State Court in Madrid. The examining magistrate Francisco De Jorge must decide whether Rubiales After kissing world champion Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth, she is put in the dock for sexual aggression and coercion.

Spanish media assumed that the 46-year-old would give his version of events for the record. Rubiales claims Hermoso agreed to the kiss at the awards ceremony on August 20 in Sydney. However, the 33-year-old explained that she “felt like a victim of an impulsive, sexist and inappropriate act that I did not consent to.” Hermoso filed a complaint, thereby enabling the public prosecutor’s office to file a criminal complaint with the State Court.

Although the world association (FIFA) suspended him for 90 days shortly after the scandal and also initiated disciplinary proceedings against him, he refused Rubiales for a long time the resignation demanded by many at home and abroad. However, it was only at the beginning of the week that he drew the conclusions and gave up both his position as RFEF President and his vice-presidency in the European Football Union (UEFA).

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