Soccer player Jenni Hermoso accused the Spanish federation of intimidating and threatening world champion players by 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 to “protect” her. At the coach’s words, Hermoso asked: “Protect me from what, or from whom? », underlining that the same people who seek confidence in the Federation “are publishing today a list of players who have asked not to be called up.”
The player, who currently plays for Mexican club Pachuca, said: “I want to express all my support for my teammates who today were surprised and forced to react to a more unfortunate situation caused by the people who continue to make decisions today. within the Federation,” he declared in a press release published on X (formerly Twitter). “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.”