Dani Carvajal's latest statements on the Rubiales case have fallen like a bomb. The Real Madrid winger, in an interview on Onda Cero, questioned that Jenni Hermoso was a victim after being kissed without consent by the president of the Spanish Federation at the medal ceremony after winning the World Cup.
“What you consider a victim in your question, there are legal entities that are considering whether Jennifer is really a victim of. At the end of the day we stay on the sidelines. There are people who have to decide if there is a culprit or a victim. We cannot take a position or condemn one party or another beforehand without really knowing what happened, because to this day Jennifer has not filed a complaint either,” she maintains.
Carvajal spoke about the statement issued by the men's team: "We admit that the president's behavior is not appropriate." “We agree that a president of a federation cannot engage in that type of behavior and he himself recognizes that he has made a mistake. “They are unfortunate gestures in which he makes mistakes,” he says.
The Real Madrid full-back does not believe that “the silence of the majority of male footballers is a bad thing”, broken by a few like Borja Iglesias, who stated that he would not return to the national team “until these types of acts do not go unpunished” and points out that the majority have not spoken out of fear: “The issue has been so politicized that you are afraid, you are afraid to give your opinion, you are afraid to say anything that could be wrong or that could be interpreted in the wrong way. And I think that is why the vast majority of Spanish footballers have not spoken out.”
Some statements that have not gone down well at all and have quickly circulated on social networks. Marc Crosas, former player among others of FC Barcelona and currently a sports commentator in Mexico, has been one of the most forceful when it comes to condemning Carvajal's words: “You cannot be more sexist and more fascist,” he said in a message in their social networks.