"This is unacceptable. It's over. With you partner, Jenni Hermoso." Word of Alexia Putellas, the double Ballon d'Or winner. The Spanish international and captain of FC Barcelona broke out with a message of support on her social networks, being the first international to speak out on the case after Luis Rubiales' decision not to present his resignation . It was not the only reaction. She was followed by other players such as Aitana Bonmatí, Cata Coll, Graham Hansen, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic or Athenea del Castillo.
"I'm freaking out… ???????????? it's over. f**k all this f**king lies. This is insane…", pointed out the Barcelona player and international with Switzerland, Ana Crnogorcevic. "
"What a shame it makes me that 23 soccer players are not the protagonists... it's over! With you to death, Jenni Hermoso," said Cata Coll, Barça goalkeeper and international with Spain.
"Jenni we are with you! This is all lies. We all saw what really happened," wrote the Norwegian international and FC Barcelona player, Graham Hansen, in English. "
And Aitana Bonmatí: "There are limits that cannot be crossed and we cannot tolerate this. We are with you, partner," he said.
The Barcelona soccer players were not the only ones to speak out. So did the Real Madrid player, Athenea del Castillo. She was also the protagonist. Days later, some images of Luis Rubiales appeared carrying her on her shoulders in an attitude that hardly fits with the institutional position held by the head honcho of the Federation.
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, also reacted to Luis Rubiales' non-resignation on his Twitter account, stating that although "the crude victimizing trick has worked too many times for him, this time to continue trying is simply ridiculous, it is impossible to attribute to any absurd conspiracy for his misogynistic and despicable behavior when the reputational damage for all of Spanish football is already inevitable".
"I must admit that it has been very difficult to explain what is happening with Luis Rubiales during these years. I have the feeling that many people, until now, did not understand what the members of the football estates have to live in dealing with him as president of the RFEF The misogynistic gestures, the profane expressions, the protocol disaster and the insults of this latest global embarrassment are not a surprise and had obvious antecedents that should have prevented a new victim (which should not be in focus). ", stresses Thebes.
"Insults, bravado, blackmail, threats, espionage and persecution, fraudulently using federative bodies, we suffer from and have denounced many: professional men's and women's football, futsal, amateur football clubs, soccer associations, territorial presidents, presidents of the Higher Sports Council, directors of integrity, ministers, referees, players... The list of women and men aggrieved by Luis Rubiales these years is too long and this must stop," adds the president of the employer
"Rubiales is interested in lying and presenting me as a conspirator to hide himself in a false equidistance and get out of his scandals and excesses. Nothing could be further from reality," he said.