New development in Luis Rubiales case! In the wake of the kissing episode at the Women’s World Cup, the Spanish federation has now distanced itself from the scandalous president in a broadcast. Furthermore, Rubiales’ organization RFEF apologized to the football world for Rubiales’ inappropriate behavior. This was also reported by “Bild”.
The Spanish Football Association released a statement and called the behavior “completely unacceptable”: “The RFEF expresses its “deep regret” and “sincerely apologizes”: “Spanish football, Spanish sport, Spanish society and football. And the loss to the value of the game overall is huge.” Such an incident should not happen again.
Furthermore, the association wishes to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales. From now on we are cooperating with “FIFA”. Rubiales was suspended by the world governing body following the scenes at the Women’s World Cup final. Apart from this, proceedings have also been initiated against the President of the Spanish Association.
“The RFEF is making available all documents and administrative documents requested by the two disciplinary bodies so that a final decision can be taken as soon as possible that will allow the RFEF to compensate for the losses suffered by the disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales.” The message further said.
Spain defeated England 1-0 in the final of the Women’s World Cup. In his extreme joy, Rubiales gave player Jennifer Hermoso (33) a big kiss on the mouth. He later lamented that he had kissed Hermoso “spontaneously” and “without any ill intent or malice.”
Shortly thereafter, Hermoso said in a video that the kiss made her uncomfortable. “But what should I do,” she said. Later, together with players’ union Futpro, he called for consequences against Rubiales. The kissing episode caused a wave of outrage against the head of the Spanish Association worldwide. He refused to resign. However, now the tables may be turning.