The controversy that arose after the kiss of Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), to Jennifer Hermoso, one of the players of the Spanish National Team, continues to give much to talk about. There are many well-known faces who have denounced the president's behavior, especially this Friday, after the protagonist of the controversy announced that he does not intend to leave his position and that what happened in the World Cup final was "consensual". There are many celebrities who have stepped forward and have wanted to position themselves next to Jenni... and also anonymous. And precisely, one of them has been the father of the soccer player.
In the Assembly held this Friday, which was attended by many of the most prominent faces in Spanish soccer, Rubiales assured that "the kiss was consented to." "We had very affectionate moments in this concentration. The moment Jenni appeared, she picked me up from the ground and we almost fell. And when she left me on the ground, we hugged. She took me up and we hugged. I told her she'll forget about the penalty I told her that we had won the World Cup thanks to her. She replied that she was a crack. I said 'a little bit?' And she said, 'okay,'" he expressed.
Hours later, after the appearance of the President of the Federation, the soccer player issued two statements in which she denied this version. First, one jointly signed with more than eighty other soccer players, and another on an individual level. Jenni then denied that there was any conversation between her and Rubiales like the one he explained. "Not much less her kiss was consented," he said this Friday.
"The situation caused me a shock due to the context of celebration," said Hermoso. After several days of reflection, the player denounced that no person "should be a victim of this type of non-consensual behavior." "I felt vulnerable and the victim of aggression, an impulsive, sexist, out of place act and without any kind of consent on my part," she said. The player also revealed that she had been pressured, both by her and her environment, to issue a statement that would reduce tensions with the president.
The truth is that during these days the current player of Pachuca Femenil, from Mexico, has received the support of her teammates and those closest to her. Her mother, in the first hours after the victory, tried to distance herself from the controversy and asked that nothing divert attention from what was important: the historic title that her daughter and her companions had achieved. On the other hand, her father has also spoken in brief statements to the program It's already noon. "We have no words, this is not the time to talk," the man told the Telecinco reporter.
In addition, Hermoso's companions have become her greatest support. After the non-resignation of Rubiales and his words, they have announced that they will not attend any call for the selection. "This is unacceptable. It's over. With you, partner," wrote Alexia Putellas. "There are limits that cannot be crossed and we cannot tolerate this. We are with you, partner", expressed Aitana Bonmatí on her part. Also other faces of soccer, such as Iker Casillas, Borja Iglesias or Héctor Bellerín have shown their support for Jennifer.