The Tuzas beat the Pumas UNAM 2-1 and the fans rallied to the Spanish
“We miss her; in these first nine days in which she was not there, the team collapsed”
The midfielder Jennifer Hermoso He let himself be loved by the fans this Sunday of the Tuzas del Pachuca of Mexican women’s soccer, in the first tribute she receives after being world champion with the Spanish team.
A total of 6,542 fans came to the Hidalgo stadium to watch the duel that the Tuzas beat the Pumas UNAM 2-1 and support Hermoso, who three weeks ago, at the world title celebration, was kissed without her consent by Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Federation.
On the same day that Rubiales resigned from his positionAs a result of a scandal over his sexual harassment, Hermoso went out to warm up before the match and from that moment on the fans cheered his name.
Before the game, Hermoso received a hallway and applause from the players of both teams. The Pachuca board gave her a shirt with her name and a picture of her with the world title.
Excited, the player thanked with applause.
In the stands, a poster with an image of Hermoso at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand It spread, with the help of the fans, some of whom wore the Spanish team jersey.
It was not until 86 that Hermoso entered the gamea consequence of the fans’ requests to see her on the field.
The stories of solidarity with Jenni were repeated in the stands, among them that of Ana Cecilia Pérez, a marketer who traveled from Mexico City to witness the return of the Spanish woman. The woman made a trip of almost two hours from the capital and wore a T-shirt with the legend “Jenni Hermoso, our world champion.”
“It cost me 11 dollars, on Wednesday we sent it to be made and this Sunday they delivered it to me. I hope Jenni stays at Pachuca for many yearswhere they do give him the care that he has not had in Spain,” said Pérez.
Ana María Olvera, an elderly housewife, stood for the first time this semester at the Hidalgo stadium, prompted by Hermoso’s return to the field.
“We miss her; in these first nine days in which she was not there, the team collapsed. “She is a player who represents many assists for us,” she said.
Dana Martínez, nursing student, celebrated that Hermoso finally received a tribute for being world champion and the scandal over the sexual assault he suffered by Rubiales was put aside.
“We must recognize her talent; she is the best player who has come to the team. He suffered an injustice that I am glad that Pachuca is trying to amend,” he stated.