FIFA Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has been suspended for at least 90 days after refusing to step down after an unwanted kiss to player Gini Hermoso after a match. Women’s World Cup final.
Rubiales, 46, is banned from football-related activities at the national and international levels. He must also refrain from attempting to contact Hermoso or any parties close to it.
Saturday too, Spain The National Sports Council filed a formal complaint against him before the court that hears cases related to sports.
“We are ready for this to be #MeToo in Spanish football, and for this to be a change,” the group’s president, Victor Francos Diaz, told the New York Times on Friday.
FIFA began disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales on Thursday. Despite the mutual nod and kiss, Rubiales refused to resign Friday.”.
Rubiales claims it was consensual
Hermoso said in a statement that she does not like kissing.
It was like a sudden emotional storm that left me feeling lost and confused.. “What happened was sexist, reckless, misplaced and non-consensual.”
Rubiales remained defiant, claiming the kiss was consensual.
Rubiales said. “Let me tell you: I will not resign. I will not resign. I will not resign.”
Currently Rubiales has the support of the Spanish Football Federation. The federation denies any wrongdoing and claims Hermoso changed his story.. She also threatens to take legal action in this regard.
Hermoso, 33, said on Friday that the federation pressured her into making an initial statement that “had nothing to do with my feelings or nothing to do with it.”
On Friday, all 23 players who have won the World Cup with Spain – supported by more than 50 other female soccer players – signed a statement pledging not to represent the nation again until Rubiales is dismissed.