Ángeles Béjar, the mom of suspended Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, has locked herself in a church and proclaimed that she’s going on a hunger strike to protest the therapy of her son.
Via ESPN, Spanish information company EFE reported that Béjar locked herself inside a Catholic church in Rubiales’ residence city of Motril, Andalusia, and can proceed her strike “indefinitely, day and evening” till the “inhuman, bloodthirsty witch hunt which my son is being subjected to” involves an finish.
Rubiales has been beneath hearth since Aug. 20, when the Spanish nationwide ladies’s workforce received its first-ever World Cup and he forcibly kissed participant Jenni Hermoso throughout the celebration with out her consent. The incident was caught on the printed, which triggered an outcry from all around the world. Rubiales apologized the subsequent day, however has continued to say the kiss was consensual — regardless of Hermoso herself saying the precise reverse, that she didn’t consent to the kiss.
Up to now, Rubiales has refused to resign. FIFA handed him a 90-day provisional suspension on Saturday, pending the result of its investigation into his conduct on the World Cup, which additionally included him saying in the locker room that he would marry Hermoso, and his crotch-grabbing post-whistle celebration.
Béjar is just not alone contained in the church of the Divine Shepherdess. Rubiales’ cousin, Vanessa Ruiz Béjar, spoke to Teledporte and stated Béjar’s sister is inside along with her. Rubiales’ cousin additionally accused Hermoso of changing her story several times, and blamed “feminists” and “tv” for Rubiales’ predicament.
Since Rubiales kissed Hermoso with out her permission, fellow athletes, followers and politicians have stood up for Hermoso, and people voices have solely gotten louder since Rubiales said that he wouldn’t resign. Members of Spain’s authorities have spoken up and brought motion in assist of Hermoso and known as for Rubiales’ elimination. The ladies’s nationwide workforce has stated that it’s going to not play once more till Rubiales is now not the federation president. And the workforce’s whole 11-person teaching employees (minus head coach Jorge Vilda) unanimously resigned on Saturday after Rubiales refused to step down.