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The forceful complaint of the AFE after the final of the women's Super Cup

Published:23/01/2023 - 17:27h

Updated:23/01/2023 - 17:27h

The images of the FC Barcelona players hanging their medals after winning the women's Spanish Super Cup have gone around the world and were harshly criticized by the AFE through a statement

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They were many the differences between the final of the Supercopa of feminine and masculine Spain, further of the headquarters in which it contested each 'final four'. While in Saudi Arabia armed an authentic party to celebrate to the supercampeones, the FC Barcelona, and award the title and the medals, in Mérida lived an entirely distinct and regrettable situation.

And it is that the protocol of the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) has remained submerged in criticisms after the lived in the Roman José Fouto this Sunday. The trophies were delivered in the loge of the stadium and went up first Nerea Eizagirre to collect the trophy like subcampeón and, later, Marta Torrejón to go down the title to the lawn and celebrate with the rest of his mates.

However, between so much it had had a set with the medals to the exit of the tunnel of changing room and the players went them taking of the table; without that anybody awarded them. The fact was recorded from the terracings and have won a lot of criticisms by the big differences regarding the Supercopa of masculine Spain celebrated a week before.

The AFE has issued a hard communiqué against of the Federation criticising the deal to the players and reporting "discrimination in relation to his mates" and urging to the Ministry of culture and Sport and Upper Council of Sports to take measures in this regard so that this type of situations do not go back to repeat .

The communiqué of the AFE

In the writing, clears that "the Association of Spanish Footballers wants to report by means of this communiqué it sucedido in the final of the Supercopa of feminine Spain contested in Mérida, in which the footballers of the Football Club Barcelona, brilliant champions of the tournament, and of the Real Sociedad were despised, between other things, during the moment to collect the medals of champions and subcampeón".

They have added that "our mates were clearly infravaloradas by part of the Real Spanish Federation of Football, that did not recognise as they deserve to the brilliant finalists", relating that "in Mérida, the players of the F.C. Barcelona and of the Real Sociedad did not receive the same deal, being victims of a clear discrimination in relation to his mates, leaving for the memory a regrettable image that can not go back to repeat".

"AFE Understands that the institutions, Ministry of culture and Sport and Upper Council of Sports, can not neither have to overlook this type of facts, when the new Law of the Sport, in which AFE has worked in different and important questions, contemplates basic appearances to boost a just equality between men and women", sentencing that "the equality, in full 21st century, is a vital question to create a juster society, and in the case of the Supercopa of Spain all the means -diffusion, organisation, development, etc.- have to be exactly equal to the hour to organise the masculine and the feminine".

The communiqué of the RFEF

Before, from the Real Spanish Federation of Football had issued a communiqué in which they established that "In accordance with the protocols of premiación of the RFEF, and taking into account so much the high number of institutional representation, as well as the infrastructures for the access to the loge from the lawn of the stadium, the department of Protocol decided to activate the ceremony of delivery in the loge of the same way that carries cape in the Glass of Rey: delivery of the Glass to the captain of the instrument champion and delivery of medals to the victorious team in lawn/changing room. It treats of the same ceremony of premiación that carried out in the last edition of the Supercopa Feminine in 2022".

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