Player Jenni Hermoso was recalled to the Spanish selection on Wednesday, for the first time since the affair of the forced kiss imposed by the former president of the Football Federation Luis Rubiales, on the evening of the coronation of the “Roja” at the Women’s World Cup. . The 33-year-old player, who plays for the Mexican club Pachuca, was selected by the new Spanish coach Montse Tomé to play against Switzerland and Italy in the Nations League, according to the list published by the Federation.
Montse Tomé had decided on September 20, for his first two matches at the head of the Women’s Roja, already in the Nations League, not to call up the Spanish star, believing that this was “the best way to protect “. The former FC Barcelona player, however, had recalled for these matches 15 of the 23 world champions, then on strike to protest against the management of the Rubiales affair by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
“Protect myself from what, or who? »
This choice was criticized by several players, including Jenni Hermoso, who regretted not being called up. “Protect myself from what, or who? “, asked the former FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain player.
On August 20, after the world title of “Roja” in Sydney, Luis Rubiales surprised Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth. The former strongman of Spanish football, who always claimed that this kiss was consensual, ended up resigning under pressure and was prohibited by the courts, who opened an investigation for sexual assault, from approaching less than 200 meters from the player.
The forced kiss scandal, which caused international outrage, also led the RFEF to dismiss several of its executives, including coach Jorge Vilda, close to Luis Rubiales, replaced by Montse Tomé.