When Jenni Hermoso arrived in the stands, the standing ovation was thundering.
On the field below, Atlético de Madrid and AC Milan were battling it out for the Women’s Cup, but the message – scrawled on posters, temporary tattoos and a metres-long banner unfurled by the players – was unanimous at the stadium in Madrid on Saturday night: “We’re with you, Jenni Hermoso.”
Players from Cadiz and Sevilla also showed their solidarity with the Spain Women’s World Cup champion with a banner and by wearing t-shirts with slogans saying: “This is over.”
It was a hint of how the tumultuous events of the past week since La Roja’s dazzling World Cup win have supercharged the long-running battle for equality in women’s football.
As the hashtag #SeAcabó, meaning “it’s over”, was embraced from Sevilla to Santander, it was clear that Spanish football’s #MeToo moment had arrived