The mother of the Spanish Soccer Federation’s beleaguered chief Luis Rubiales who started a hunger strike in support of her son on Monday following the kissing scandal after Spain’s Women’s World Cup triumph has been taken to a local hospital on Wednesday.
The woman felt tired and stressed out, the local priest of the church she took refuge in told the media.
Angeles Bejar had locked herself in a church in her hometown of Motril in southern Spain to protest the treatment of her son in a furore over kissing World Cup player Jenni Hermoso on the mouth, which led to his suspension by FIFA on Saturday.
She was taken to the Santa Ana hospital in Motril on Wednesday evening, the priest, who identified himself as father Antonio, told reporters without elaborating.
The Santa Ana Hospital would not confirm if Bejar was admitted.
There has been global reactions on the action of the Football administrator who refused to resign from his position, insisting his action was in the sour of the moment.
That led to some of the country’s women’s football players threatening not to represent the country again.
Several gender-based organizations have also waded into the issue and called for the prosecution of the football chief.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
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