Pedro Sánchez’s words of pride to the world winners and the icy greeting to Rubiales

Effusion, high, joy and a lot of pride. It was the moment in which the acting president, Pedro Sánchez, received the winners of the World Championship at the Palacio de la Moncloa. It was this Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00 in the morning.

The Chief Executive dedicated a few words of thanks and admiration to them. “Spain is proud of you, of what you have achieved. This 21st century is the century of women and of equality in the king of sports, women’s football”, stressed Sánchez. “You are a benchmark,” he said. In addition, the president has announced that he is going to award them the Gold Medal for Sports Merit.

The moment of greatest information tension has taken place when Luis Rubiales has approached to shake the hand of the president. It has been an almost glacial greeting. Serious, tense and with an elusive look. A cold meeting that occurred only a few hours after the Rubiales case went around the world due to the controversial kiss on the mouth that he gave Jenni Hermoso on the podium at the Sydney stadium while they were receiving the World Cup. Not only the kiss, the insults of the president of the federation to those who criticized him and her later lukewarm apology. A cluster of disasters that led Miquel Iceta, Minister of Culture and Sports, to urge him to ask for that public pardon.