Ruben Rivera was accused of pressuring the player to issue a statement in favor of Luis Rubiales
Today, Wednesday, the newspaper “Marca” revealed the WhatsApp messages exchanged between Ginni Hermoso and Ruben Rivera, which the marketing director of the Spanish Federation showed to the authorities yesterday. The federation official was accused of pressuring the striker during the days the team was in Ibiza, with the aim of getting her to support Luis Rubiales, the federation president who was disgraced after kissing Hermoso on the lips at the medal ceremony. In the Women’s World Cup.
Rivera said that he did not exert any pressure or coercion on the player at any time, citing as further evidence the conversations he had with the striker via WhatsApp between 22 and 24 August, a period in which the footballers were in Ibiza. He also explained that the dealings were strictly professional and that he never tried to persuade her to issue a statement in favor of Rubiales.
In the messages, Jenny Hermoso asks Ruben Rivera if she can take a boyfriend. Then they take care of the details of the plane ticket and accommodation. Later, the player asks Rivera to inform his wife that she does not have a bikini to lend to her. Apparently the marketing director’s wife flew to Ibiza without being prepared for a swim… and messages about clubbing, boat trips and even hangovers follow.
Written by Isabelle Dantas
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