Spanish football Chief Luis Rubiales has sent FIFA a copy of newly released footage showing the women’s football team celebrating and joking about his infamous kiss with Jenni Hermoso. In it, her team mates chant “kiss kiss” causing her to laugh as he declines: “Stop, you’re making me blush!”. The Mail has the story.
The clip was uploaded on to X, formerly Twitter, by journalist Alvise Perez and in it Jenni Hermoso can be seen laughing at a meme of her being kissed by Rubiales.
He has since been given a 90-day ban by FIFA and Spain are looking to kick him out of his role, but he has defiantly refused to quit and even his mum has gone on hunger strike to defend him.
Now it has emerged he has sent the video to FIFA HQ to try and clear his name and a source close to him told MailOnline: “This video is gold dust for Rubiales.
“All along we have said for Jenni to tell the truth. There was no sexual assault. If there was why was she laughing and joking?
“She waited more than three days to make a complaint, if she was that offended why not say something straight away and why joke about it with team mates?” …
Suspended Spanish FA chief Rubiales is seeking to defend himself against allegations he committed sexual aggression.
Hermoso was filmed laughing out loud as she showed off a screen grab on her mobile featuring the now-infamous kiss just over a week ago, alongside a photo of former Spanish international Iker Casillas locking lips with reporter and his then-girlfriend Sara Carbonero as she interviewed him live after the men’s team won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Days later, Hermoso denounced it as a “sexist act” that left her vulnerable.
Another woman on the team bus was overheard laughing: “Like Iker and Sarah” as Jenni continued to show off her phone.
And a second unidentified female said: “Long live the story” as the player now being urged by Luis’s hunger-striking mum Angeles Bejar to tell the truth drank Cava straight from a bottle.
Jenni, who is being invited by state prosecutors to second a potential criminal prosecution of Rubiales over his controversial action, continued to grin as she responded: “Haven’t you seen it?” before indicating how the kiss which has sparked the ‘kissgate’ scandal occurred.
Many of Jenni’s 23 team-mates who have said they will refuse to play again for the national team until Rubiales is history, were then filmed singing “Beso, beso” – Spanish for “Kiss, Kiss” – as the suspended football chief got on the bus before telling the women jokingly: “Stop, you’re making me blush!”
The leaked footage appeared alongside the hard-hitting message: “Let’s begin @Jennihermoso.
“1) Why were you showing off with your teammates and posing as you laughed with the meme of your short kiss with Rubiales?
“2) Why are all your team-mates who now say they’re scandalised shouting with you at Rubiales ‘Kiss’ on the bus after seeing the peck on the lips?
“3) Why did you ask Rubiales jokingly for a kiss on the bus, and why did you laugh when he replied, ‘No, you’re making me blush?’
“I don’t want you to ‘say the truth’ because Spain today knows it.
“I want you to go to prison.”
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