Jenni Hermoso was joking around with her Spain teammates as she showed them a screen grab of Spanish football president Luis Rubiales kissing her on the lips. She also showed a photo of former Spanish international Iker Casillas kissing reporter Sara Carbonero while she was interviewing him live after the men’s team won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The video of the 33-year-old Spanish women’s player on the team bus as the players were getting ready to leave the stadium in Sydney is likely to be useful for suspended Spanish FA boss Luis Rubiales as he tries to defend himself against accusations that he was sexually aggressive.
In the video, Hermoso is seen laughing out loud, and a woman on the team bus can be heard laughing and saying, “Like Iker and Sarah,” while Jenni keeps showing off her phone.
Also, a second woman who couldn’t be named said, “Long live the story” as the player drank straight from a bottle of Cava.
Jenni kept grinning as she told Rubiales, “Haven’t you seen it?” before explaining how the kiss that started the “Kissgate” story happened. She is being asked by Spanish prosecutors to be a part of a possible criminal prosecution of Rubiales for his actions.
In the video, many of Jenni’s 23 teammates who have said they won’t play for the national team again until Rubiales is gone were filmed singing “Beso, beso,” which means “Kiss, Kiss” in Spanish, as the suspended football chief got on the bus. He joked to the women, “Stop, you’re making me blush!”
The leaked video was shared on X by Alvise Perez with the message, “Let’s get started, @Jennihermoso.