Dilluns 24.02.2014 18:37
"I don't want to shake your hand, because you won't let us vote," Àlex Fenoll told Prince Felipe.
Àlex Fenoll, general manager of the social network app ShareisFashion and an exhibitor at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, refused to shake Felipe of Borbon's hand today, during the prince's visit to the mobil telephony fair being held this week in Barcelona. The Spanish Prince, as part of an entourage including the Catalan President, Artur Mas, and the Minister of Work, was greeting the exhibitors but Fenoll refused: "I don't want to shake your hand, because you won't let us vote," he said. Here's a video of the incident.
"The escorts came by and told us that we had to stand at attention," explained Fenoll to VilaWeb. And he continued, "I didn't want to shake his hand, and he left. But then he came back to where I was. But then he came back to me and he said in Catalan that I should show good manners and shake his hand. "For the sake of good manners, you should shake my hand, friend," he told me. And I told him that I wasn't his friend, and that I wouldn't give him my hand because he wasn't letting us vote. "Would you still shake my hand?" he asked. And I said no.
Fenoll said that the Catalan President and Work Minister followed and shook his hard particularly warmly, and one of the handlers approached him and thanked him.
(Vídeo: Àlex Fenoll.)
VideoWeb interviewed Fenoll: