National Women's Soccer League players have expressed support for Spain international Jenni Hermoso amid the ongoing controversy with Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales. The Spanish national team and several players from around the world have extended support for Hermoso, after Rubiales’ actions during the World Cup final ceremony in Sydney on Sunday and during his speech on Friday.
Players from Orlando Pride and San Diego Wave wrote “Contigo Jenni” (”With you Jenni”) on their wrists to show their support for the 33-year-old player. Women’s football legend and current Wave player Alex Morgan also took part in this gesture. Similarly, Spain internationals like Hector Bellerin, David de Gea and Borja Iglesias also raised their voices against Rubiales and his actions.
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Spanish FA to take action against Jenni Hermoso
Despite these supportive messages, the Spanish football federation will be taking legal action over Jenni Hermoso's comments about its president Luis Rubiales. Hermoso stated that she did not consent to Rubiales kissing her, but the federation has questioned her version of events.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said: "The RFEF and Mr. President will demonstrate each of the lies that are spread either by someone on behalf of the player or, if applicable, by the player herself. The RFEF and the President, given the seriousness of the content of the press release from the Futpro union, will initiate the corresponding legal actions.