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The outgoing Spanish Prime Minister believes that the players of the choice have “won twice”, in sporting phrases and when it comes to equality.

By JB with AFP

Pedro Sanchez showed his support for the collegiate reaction of the Spanish players.
Pedro Sanchez confirmed his assist for the collegiate response of the Spanish players.
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Dare world champions with exemplary conduct. The outgoing Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, stated this Saturday, September 2, that the Spanish players had given “a lesson to the world” by happening strike after the affair of the compelled kiss and the refusal to resign from their boss now suspended, Luis Rubiales. “Our players have won twice: once on the pitch, and then giving the world a lesson, a lesson in equality between men and women,” stated socialist Pedro Sanchez throughout a speech in Malaga, welcoming the determination of the 23 world champions to now not put on the jersey of the nationwide staff if the route of the soccer federation was maintained.

A couple of minutes after the world coronation of La Roja, on August 20 in Sydney, the boss of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales kissed the N.10 Jenni Hermoso on the mouth abruptly, inflicting worldwide outrage. “Spain is a feminist country”, defined Pedro Sanchez, talking “of the women who have decided not to submit anymore. Never again. It’s over, “in allusion to the slogan chanted in the demonstrations of support for Jenni Hermoso. “It’s over, (they say) men, fiancés, husbands, their bosses, presidents of sports federations. It’s over, “he repeated, referring to an” unstoppable, giant wave “.

READ ALSOSpain: Luis Rubiales, “the macho citadel” shot downThen wondering “if this has harmed the external image of Spain”, the head of presidency estimated: “No. I believe that the Spain brand is the exemplary reaction of the players of the Spanish football team and the reaction of the Spanish society which said, joining them, “it’s over”, with all the consequences that this can have, especially for managers. »

Rubiales cries out for “political lynching”

Pushed from all sides to resign, Luis Rubiales had announced that he would remain in office during a sensational speech in which he said that he was not going to leave “because of a little kiss granted”, and denounced a lawsuit brought by a “false feminism”. The self, the 23 players of the feminine Roja, consecrated world champions on August 20, introduced that they refused to be summoned for the choice so long as there can be no change at the head of the federation . This August 25 speech was applauded by nearly the total common meeting of the Royal Spanish Federation (RFEF), together with the coaches of the males’s and girls’s groups.

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Fifa, which had opened a disciplinary investigation in opposition to Luis Rubiales, suspended him the subsequent day for 90 days “from all football-related activity at national and international level” pending the progress of the procedures in progress. A process can also be underway in Spain, with the Administrative Court for Sport. On Friday night, Luis Rubiales, who had remained silent since his speech a week earlier, hammered house in a assertion printed by the newspaper El Mundo that he would proceed to defend his “one and only version, the one that I have had since the first moment, that I continue to defend and that I will not change”. He castigated “an unprecedented political and media lynching […] not solely nationally, but additionally globally”.