A scandalous situation occurred during an official meeting between the foreign ministers of Croatia and Germany, after the Croatian official tried to kiss his German counterpart in a surprising way. Everything was filmed and it sparked controversy. Comparing the case to what happened with the former president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, and footballer Gheni Hermoso.
Jordan Grelik Radma, the Croatian Foreign Minister, was forced to apologize for trying to kiss Annalena Baerbock, the German with the same name.
The incident occurred last Thursday during a family photo taken by the foreign ministers of the European Union and the candidate countries for EU membership in Berlin.
It didn’t take long for the video to go viral. There you can see how the Croatian Minister first shakes hands with Birbok and then tries to kiss her, while pulling her face with an expression of dissatisfaction.
Grelik Radman tried to justify what happened on Friday, and said that it was just a gesture of friendship, although he admitted that it was “clumsy” and apologized for it.
Journalists from Croatian Public Television compared that attempt to kiss the minister to the kiss that Rubiales gave to footballer Gini Hermoso on the mouth.
“Disgusting, disgusting and unacceptable. I hope he will have the same fate as Rubiales,” sports journalist Mirna Zedaric wrote on her networks.
With information from EFE