At the center of a controversy is kissing a Spanish player after the final of the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the president of the Spanish Football Federation drawing flak from all quarters. And the onus is on American legend Megan Rapinoe to grapple with Luis Rubiales.
,It made me think about how much more we have to endure. There was another image that signals such a deep level of misogyny and sexism in this federation and in this man (Rubieles, editor’s note) who was simply clutching his crotch at the final whistle. What kind of upside down world are we in? On The Biggest Stage Where You Should Party, Jenny (Hermoso) Gets Physically Assaulted By This Man‘, she fumed in an interview with The Atlantic.
Megan Rapinoe is a great forward for the United States women’s team. The 38-year-old claimed World Cup victories in 2015 and 2019 with Team USA. She is now preparing to retire from the game with OL Rennes and has recently turned the page on her international career after featuring in the World Cup.
The Spanish Federation called an emergency meeting
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has informed of the upcoming holding of the Extraordinary General Assembly, to be held on Friday, 25 August. This meeting has been scheduled in response to the pressing situation arising out of the actions of the President of the organization. He made an unexpected gesture by kissing striker Jennifer Hermoso directly on the lips during the Women’s World Cup trophy ceremony in Sydney.
, The Federation wishes to inform that internal procedures regarding integrity issues are open”, specifies the press release of the RFEF published on Tuesday evening. This meeting may lead to the resignation of Luis Rubiales. But, according to information provided by AS on Tuesday, he has no intention of retiring at the moment.