The player, victim of Luis Rubiales’ forced kiss, accused the Spanish federation of “intimidating and threatening” the world champions by summoning them against their will for two matches.
Soccer player Jenni Hermoso accused the Spanish Federation of “intimidate and threaten» the world champion players summoning them against their will for two Nations League matches.
On Friday, 15 of the 23 Spanish world champions announced that they did not want to return to the national team, demanding a total review by the Spanish football authorities, after the forced kiss of the former president of the Federation, Luis Rubiales, imposed on N. 10 Jenni Hermoso.
But they were still called up on Monday for the next Nations League matches by the new coach Montse Tomé, who however left Jenni Hermoso aside for “protect her».
The player, who currently plays for the Mexican club Pachuca, expressed her support for her teammates.
«The players are very clear that this is another divisive and manipulative strategy to intimidate us and threaten us with legal repercussions and financial sanctions.“He said in a statement published in X.
Given the coach’s comments, Hermoso asked: “Protect me from what or who?», highlighting that the same people who seek trust in the Federation “Today we publish the list of players who have asked not to be called up».
The scandal of the forced kiss caused a tidal wave within the Federation that led to the resignation of Rubiales and the dismissal of coach Jorge Vilda, replaced by his number two.
On Monday night, the majority of the Spanish internationals, on strike, reaffirmed a few hours after the announcement of Montse Tomé’s first list, their “desire not to be summoned“, considering that the Federation “was notnot being able to demand their presence».
«I want to express all my support to my colleagues who today were surprised and forced to react to a new unfortunate situation caused by the people who continue to make decisions within the Federation today.», Hermoso declared again.
The players are summoned to Madrid on Tuesday and, if they do not show up, they risk heavy fines and two to fifteen years of suspension of their license by the federation.