A World Cup Victory, a Forced Kiss, and a Reckoning with Sexism in Spain
Spain are the Women’s World Cup champions for the first time ever. That should be the story. The moment should have been euphoric, a historic triumph for the best players in the world. But it all changed when Spanish Soccer Federation President Luis Rubiales grabbed and kissed forward Jenni Hermoso without her consent. Now, instead of celebrating, Spanish players have taken a stand and are refusing to play another game for Spain unless Rubiales is removed from his position, which he has refused to step away from voluntarily.
ESPN Soccer reporter Alex Kirkland is based in Madrid, and joins the show to take us inside this firestorm…which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
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