Vero Boquete’s complaint: “All of us who have been there have experienced unpleasant situations”
The former captain of the Spanish soccer team and player for Fiorentina, Verónica Boquete, made it clear on Monday that” the problem is not whether Rubiales is leaving or not, the problem is that it is a culture and a system within the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that it is necessary to change”.
He said it in an interview on RNE collected by Servimedia in which he asserted that “there is a lot of left” of Rubiales, as witnessed by the speech he gave during the Extraordinary General Assembly of the RFEF and that “140 people applaud and stand up”. “The problem is not whether Rubiales is leaving or not, the problem is that it is a culture and a system within the RFEF that needs to be changed,” he added.
The only thing that has happened in these seven days is that what used to happen in private has been seen publicly. He stressed that “the only thing that has happened in these seven days is that what used to happen in private and in small groups has been seen publicly” and insisted that” the underlying problem is much more important. ”
Verónica Boquete explained that Rubiales’s is “a long-standing way of acting and being” in the RFEF and added that “those limits have always been exceeded, because since we can remember, all of us who have been there have experienced unpleasant situations, and It doesn’t matter who’s in charge.”
It’s constant abuse of power, it’s constant conditioning
“It is a constant abuse of power, it is a constant conditioning,” he said. He indicated that “this is accepted, it is normalized, and it extends throughout the national territory”, and called to keep in mind that the RFEF is made up of territorial federations in which “this is also carried out”.
Many people in Spain believe that this kiss is not a big deal, that this attitude is not a big dealVerónica Boquete celebrated the social reaction to the non-consensual kiss from Luis Rubiales to Jennifer Hermoso; However, he deplored that “many people in Spain believe that this kiss is not a big deal, that this attitude is not a big deal”, although “at least they know that there are consequences and that they can be serious. It is the first way to stop that”.
The meeting of the RFEF
For his part, he did not show much confidence in the extraordinary meeting of the RFEF that will be held this afternoon, although he expressed his willingness to “leave a little hope to see if someone in that institution does something. ”
Be that as it may, he warned that the worst that can happen is that “little by little this is left behind, that public pressure is not latent”, which “benefits some and harms Jenni and the others”. “We want to fix all the problems, and we want to see it,” she said.
Jorge VildaAs for the situation in which the coach of the women’s team is left, Jorge Vilda, after standing up to applaud Rubiales’ speech, she was sure that she is not going to resign, “because doing so means leaving with nothing. And that is one of the big problems there: nobody wants to leave with nothing. Everyone wants a lot of things, and that’s why they’re there and that’s why they want to continue. We’ll see what happens in the next few days. ”
Verónica Boquete, who participated in the protest of the National Team players who raised their voices in 2015 against the authoritarianism and abuses of the then national team, Ignacio Quereda, affirmed that the protests of those known as ‘Las 15’ (the soccer players who make one year they refused to be selected if Jorge Vilda was still in office) they were right. Despite being accused of being “wayward little girls,” she was pleased that “now people have seen what they had seen in private.” “He was right, let’s hope it’s the end of one thing and the start of something better,” she concluded.