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Megan Rapinoe supports Spanish women's team after 15 players resigned citing mistreatment from coach

The American player of the WNT, Megan Rapinoe, publicly supports the members of the Spanish women's team

Megan Rapinoe expresses her support for the Spanish women’s team after 15 players resigned alleging poor treatment by the coach… with the two-time World Cup winner saying ‘We should all listen’

With fifteen players from the Spanish women’s soccer team threatening to resign from the team, they have drawn the attention of athletes from all over the world.

One of the players on the team is US Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe, who posted her support for the 15 players from Spain who are threatening to quit on Instagram.

‘You got a 16 standing with you on [America]. So many players together like this is so powerful. We should all listen,” Rapinoe posted on his Instagram story.

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The players said they were taking this action because head coach Jorge Vilda’s management style was taking a toll on their mental health.

The American player of the WNT, Megan Rapinoe, publicly supports the members of the Spanish women's team

The American player of the WNT, Megan Rapinoe, publicly supports the members of the Spanish women’s team

He publicly posted on his Instagram story that he was 'supporting' the 15 who quit

He publicly posted on his Instagram story that he was ‘supporting’ the 15 who quit

The RFEF has responded with a harsh statement in which it condemns that the selected players had committed a “very serious offence” by refusing to play with the national team.

The resignation threats could also result in a ban of up to five years from the selection, and the RFEF has demanded an apology from all the players involved.

Meanwhile, Spain have stated that they will use players from younger age groups to complete their squad as a result.

The statement from the Spanish Federation said: ‘The RFEF can confirm that, throughout today, we have received 15 emails from 15 players of the senior women’s soccer team… in which they state that the current situation affects “significantly” to their mood and health. and that, “as long as it is not the other way around”, he resigns from the Spanish team.

Fifteen players sent an email to the RFEF threatening to leave the team unless the manager was fired

Fifteen players sent an email to the RFEF threatening to leave the team unless the manager was fired

The governing body responded by threatening to suspend all 15 players for up to five years.

The governing body responded by threatening to suspend all 15 players for up to five years.

The RFEF is not going to allow the players to question the continuity of the national coach and his coaching staff, since making those decisions does not fall within their powers.

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Manchester United stars Ona Batlle and Lucía García were among those who sent the emails, along with Manchester City players Laia Aleixandri and Leila Ouahabi, according to reports in Spain.

Six Barcelona players also threatened to leave the squad, although captain Irene Paredes and Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas are believed not to have been among them.

The RFEF, which has not revealed the identities of the 15 stars, has issued its full support for the coach and has urged that the players not return to the team unless they ‘recognize their mistake and ask for forgiveness’.

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