More than a week after the non-consensual kiss from Luis Rubiales to Jenni Hermoso during the celebration of Spain’s victory in the Women’s Soccer World Cup, the player is already in Madrid trying to assimilate all the emotions experienced in recent days.
After issuing a statement in which she claimed to have felt “vulnerable and the victim of aggression” and confirming that the kiss had not been consented to, the footballer reappeared last Saturday in the Atleti box during the Women’s Cup final, receiving a standing ovation of the public.
This Monday, the cameras of Europa Press have recorded Hermoso through the streets of Madrid, where a reporter has asked him how he is. “A lot, a lot”, the soccer player answered if she was happy with the support received around the world during the last week.
However, the world champion has preferred to remain silent after the news agency reporter asked her about Luis Rubiales’ speech last Friday.
Hermoso explained in his statement published late on Friday after the incendiary words of the former president of the RFEF, that he has been temporarily dismissed, that he was in a state of “shock“for everything that had happened.
In addition, the player described the kiss as an “impulsive, macho act, out of place and without any kind of consent on my part”, refuting Rubiales’ version, which assured that it had been “spontaneous, mutual, euphoric and consented”.
“I was simply not respected,” he pointed out in the text, in which he also claimed “zero tolerance for these behaviors.” Hermoso, like the rest of the footballers who lifted the world cup in Australia and the twelve who resigned from the call, has assured that he will not play again with the Spanish National Team as long as the current leaders continue.