Spanish national team post bizarre tweet in support of controversial boss Jorge Vilda as women snub him from celebration


THE Spanish national team posted a bizarre tweet in support of controversial head coach Jorge Vilda on Sunday, just moments after winning the Women’s World Cup.

Spain clinched the title with a narrow 1-0 win over European champions England.

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Olga Carmona scored the decisive goal as La Roja cruised to their first-ever Women’s World Cup final win.

But the victory was somewhat marred by an ongoing feud behind the scenes.

Last September, 15 senior players – including Aitana Bonmati and Ona Batlle – all sent identical emails to the Spanish Football Federation addressing issues within the national team set-up.

They received public support from three other players – Irene Paredes, Jennifer Hermoso and two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas.

Several stars wanted Vilda to resign and some accused him of creating a toxic atmosphere among the squad.

They were also very critical of the RFEF’s lack of professionalism.

Despite the claims and calls for Vilda to leave, the RFEF stood by the manager.

Many fans and players were left angered as a result, but the Spanish national team reiterated their support with a tweet after Sunday’s World Cup final.


The tweet simply read: “Vilda in.”

Spain’s World Cup win was also overshadowed by the controversial actions of RFEF president Luis Rubiales.

While La Roja collected their winners medals after the match, Rubiales grabbed Jennifer Hermoso’s head before kissing her on the lips.

The midfielder later said: “Eh… yeah, I did not enjoy that.”

Rubiales then entered the dressing room to promise the entire squad a holiday to Ibiza – before declaring he will MARRY Hermoso there.

All 23 Spain players appeared to celebrate the win by themselves after full-time.

Vilda attempted to join in with the celebrations, but he was awkwardly snubbed by the entire team.

And he was booed while receiving his medal.

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