Players of Spain and Switzerland showed solidarity with Jenni Hermoso by unfurling a banner that read: “It’s over. Our fight is the global fight.”
The Spanish national team returned to action after their win over Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday evening. And for the second straight match, they upheld the banner to send out a strong social message after Spanish Football Association (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales had to step down for kissing Jenni Hermoso during the World Cup 2023 medal ceremony.
The players had white tape on both their wrists, one with Hermoso’s number 10 and the other carrying the message “It’s over”. Players in the starting XI raised their fists to show the message during the team photo ahead of the match.
Although Rubiales maintains that his action was consensual, Hermoso insisted otherwise. The RFEF president eventually submitted his resignation amid threats of strike from the players. Members of the World Cup winning squad held a meeting with officials ahead of the international where they were demanded sweeping change on and off the field.