The Spanish star, Jenny Hermoso, repeated on Friday that the kiss of the President of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, on her lips during the ceremony of crowning her country as the champion of the Women’s World Cup was not with her consent, after the latter refused to resign Friday, following the incident.
She said in a statement: I want to make it clear that at no point did I consent to the kiss and did not seek in any way to provoke the president. I will not tolerate my word being questioned, let alone inventing words I did not say.
Rubiales defended himself and considered kissing player Jenny Hermoso on her mouth after winning the world title for the first time in the history of the national team was “spontaneous, mutual, consensual and consensual” and that he did not do so from a “position of strength” based on his position.
“I will not resign, I will not resign, I will not resign,” he said, adding, “Would a quick, consensual kiss be enough to get me out of here? I will fight to the end.
And he continued: I kissed Hermoso as I kiss one of my daughters. Jenny raised me a little and brought me close to her body, so I said to her: Can I kiss you? And she said, “Well, I’m not going to quit.”
The controversial 46-year-old faced many calls to resign after he grabbed Hermoso’s head before kissing her forcefully after Spain beat England 1-0 in the final on Sunday in Australia.