The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is demanding an explanation from the country’s FA president Luis Rubiales after he kissed female Jenni Hermoso on the mouth after their victory at the Women’s World Cup final in Australia.
Rubiales has tendered an apology for his action bit the PM thinks that is not enough to end the controversial behaviour towards Jenni Hermoso.
Spain won the Women World Cup for the first time after a 1-0 victory over England, but the incident that took place after the the overshadowed everything.
Reacting to the kiss, Hermoso said she “did not enjoy” it.
Rubiales was among high-profile dignitaries that took part in the trophy-lifting ceremony. The players were given a handshake and a cheek kiss. But the FA President crossed the boundary and gave Hermoso a passionate hug before kissing her on the mouth.
Rubiales initially defended his actions, but later admitted in a video that he a mistake, but PM Sanchez want more explanation.
Sanchez said: “Apologies are not enough, nor adequate. Mr Rubiales must continue to take steps to clarify what we have seen.”
Spain’s acting Equality Minister, Irene Montero, is said to have also accused Rubiales sexual violence.