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I did NOT consent to kiss from Luis Rubiales, says Spain star Hermoso as FA release bizarre defence of disgraced chief | The Sun
JENNI Hermoso insists she did NOT consent to being kissed by disgraced football chief Luis Rubiales after the Women's World Cup final.
The 33-year-old admitted she "felt vulnerable and the victim of aggression" in the immediate aftermath of the kiss, which the Spanish FA president claimed was "consensual".
Rubiales has since been hit by a furious backlash, with 81 Spanish stars now refusing to play for the women's team and men's star Borja Iglesias also striking.
England's Lionesses – who lost to Spain in the final – also slammed the Spanish FA as a "sexist and patriarchal organisation".
On Friday Rubiales sensationally refused to resign during an emergency press conference and blamed "false feminism" for his "social assassination".
Hermoso then issued an emotional statement overnight in which she claimed she had been put under “continuous pressure” to defend the Spanish football federation president.
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She said she had felt “vulnerable and a victim of an impulse-driven, sexist, out of place act without any consent on my part” in a hard-hitting Instagram post.
Jenni, who plays for Mexican side Pachuca, spoke out after Spain’s national women's soccer team announced they would not play again until Rubiales stepped down following his surprise decision to fight his detractors and refuse to resign.
Late last night the football federation he presides over honed in on Hermoso and accused her of lying in a bizarre photo-led ‘defence’ of the seconds leading up to the infamous Stadium Australia kiss which is now being talked about more than the Spanish women’s historic World Cup win.
The Spanish FA pointed the finger directly at Hermoso by publishing four pictures it insisted showed her putting her arms round Rubiales and lifting him up from the ground.
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