Spaniards rally in support of Jenni Hermoso

8 個月前

STORY: In Rubiales' home town of Montril, opinions about him are divided. Supporters of the soccer boss swore at protesters backing Hermoso. Meanwhile, Hermoso supporters chanted support and carried banners and signs.

Spain's National Sports Council (CSD) urged the country's Sports Administrative Tribunal (TAD) to provisionally suspend Rubiales on Friday after the TAD opened a case against him for "serious," rather than "very serious" misconduct.

The TAD's decision not to open a case for "very serious" misconduct means the CSD will not be able to suspend Rubiales as head of the country's football federation for the duration of the investigation.

The fallout over the kiss has become a "Me Too" moment in Spain, unleashing anger that had been building for years, and triggering a torrent of allegations from other women in football of predatory behavior by men.