MADRID (AP) — Jenni Hermoso acquired threats within the fallout from being kissed by the president of the Spanish federation on the Girls’s World Cup last, she stated in an interview printed by Spanish GQ on Monday.
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“I’ve needed to assume the implications of an act that I didn’t provoke, that I had not chosen,” she stated. “I’ve acquired threats, and that’s one thing you by no means get used to.”
Hermoso didn’t elaborate on the threats, saying solely she needed to undergo “troublesome weeks” after seeing herself within the epicenter of one of many worst crises in Spanish soccer.
She acquired an undesirable kiss on the lips by Luis Rubiales on the awards ceremony following Spain’s victory over England within the Girls’s World Cup last in August in Sydney. It was the primary girls’s soccer world title for Spain.
Hermoso stated the kiss was with out her consent and Spanish state prosecutors later accused Rubiales of sexual assault and coercion. They alleged Rubiales — who finally resigned — tried to persuade Hermoso and her relations to publicly downplay the kiss.
“Having to inform it time and again was hurting me lots,” she stated. “However I do know I needed to let it go by some means. I preserve engaged on it with the assistance of my psychologist, who I’ve been with for a few years. For me, psychological well being is as necessary as coaching and because the hours that I’ve to sleep earlier than getting onto the sphere. Due to her I really feel sturdy and I’m not damaged down or fascinated by not desirous to play soccer anymore.”
Hermoso stated she needs to be “remembered as somebody who put Spain on the prime however, above all, who tried to alter mentalities.”
“Luckily or sadly, this story occurred, however I’m going to study to benefit from it positively to struggle for what I imagine is sweet for society.”
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