European football bosses have accused the media of exaggerating what happened at the Women’s World Cup medal ceremony.
UEFA president, Slovenian Alexander Ceferin accused journalists of exaggerating the kiss that Luis Rubiales, former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), gave to Jenni Hermoso after the Women’s World Cup final.
This Tuesday, Ceferin attributed this exaggeration to the fact that the Spanish leader has been charged with a serious crime for his reprehensible act.
“When I read that this is a criminal offense, as a criminal law attorney, it seems completely illogical. Journalists took this story to such a level.” the UEFA boss assured the press: Local TV N1 who interviewed him.
The European coach made the remarks after admitting Rubiales’ actions were “inappropriate and reckless” and why “it was a battle he could not win”. “I couldn’t stay.” From my point of view, I added:
She also acknowledged that the prevailing culture in football regarding women needs to change, noting that she had spoken to the former RFEF president several times about the situation and advised her to resign.
“We need a code of conduct that clearly defines the limits of acceptable behavior and determines the consequences if the lines are crossed.” he claimed.
She also believed that there were more women in football and that there was a need to increase the number of places reserved for women within the UEFA structure. She said: “Europe has three presidents of national football associations and 52 presidents. In fact, there are very few women (coaches) in the soccer world. ” he emphasized.