Miguel Ángel Jiménez: "The whole Spanish government should resign"

Miguel Ángel Jiménez, during a recent tournament.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, during a recent tournament. / EFE
  • The Malaga golfer has given an outspoken view on Spain's handling of the coronavirus pandemic: "They have misled us all"

Miguel Ángel Jiménez delivered a damning verdict on the Spanish government's handling of the coronavirus crisis in an explosive interview with Canal Sur at the weekend.

Speaking from his home in the Dominican Republic, he called on the whole government to resign once the pandemic is over "for having misled us in the way that they have, knowing what the WHO's recommendations were in February".

"Things like the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the Geneva Motor Show had been cancelled when there were almost no cases [then look at] what happened on 8 March with the feminists and on 9 March with Vox in Madrid... now look what Madrid is like," he said.

Despite his anger, Jiménez said: "I want to give the public my support because we all need to have a little patience. Let's hope this all goes away as soon as possible."