Spain’s football crisis has gone nuclear with troubling video of footballers looking like prisoners exposing another ugly twist.
The nation’s football community has fallen apart in the wake of their Women’s World Cup triumph in Australia with coach Jorge Vilda sacked and disgraced Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales forced to resign.
Thirty nine national team players have declared their intent to continue to protest against the national football governing body (RFEF) over the scandals, but fuel was poured on the burning tensions when 15 players from the World Cup winning squad were selected by new head coach Montse Tome, despite their declaration of protest.
The selections have sparked outrage after World Cup star Jenni Hermoso, who was forcibly kissed on the mouth by Rubiales during the post-match celebrations, was axed.
Tome said the decision was made to “protect” Hermoso.
Those 39 players had demanded Rubiales be removed, but then announced their intention to continue to boycott the national team until the dressing room feels like a “safe place” and widespread structural changes have been made at the top of the RFEF.
Troubling footage of some players arriving for their camp looking like zombies ahead of their upcoming Women’s Nations League fixtures against Sweden and Switzerland has now shocked the world.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Misa Rodríguez told reporters upon her arrival at the team hotel that she did not want to be there.
According to reports in Spain, players felt they have been left with “no other choice” by the RFEF but to attend because of a legal threat.
Mapi Leon, a double Champions League winner, made scathing comments as she walked past journalists.
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