Luis Rubiales provisionally suspended by FIFA over Jenni Hermoso kiss:
Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for 90 days over his conduct at last week’s women’s World Cup final.
Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips while she collected her medal after Spain’s 1-0 win over England in Sydney last weekend. Hermoso has said she did not consent to the kiss.
Rubiales kissed Hermoso on the lips while she was celebrating Spain’s victory in the women’s World Cup final. The kiss was caught on camera and has been widely shared online.
Hermoso has said that she did not consent to the kiss and that she felt “violated” by it. She has called for Rubiales to resign.
Rubiales has insisted that the kiss was consensual and that he is the victim of a “witch hunt”. He has also accused Hermoso of lying about the incident.
He has refused to resign and has said that he will “fight to clear his name”.
Rubiales said following at Press Conference:
“They are not trying to carry out justice, that’s fake. A social assassination is being carried out on me. They are trying to kill me.
“Fake feminism does not seek justice, doesn’t seek the truth, doesn’t care about people. I repeat, they are preparing an execution.
“To these people who have said this about me, that have accused me, that are trying to kill me publicly… I’m going to defend myself, I’m going to defend myself like every other Spaniard should do in the courts.
“I’m going to take action against them. I’m not going to resign! I am not going to resign!”
FIFA has suspended Rubiales for 90 days and ordered him not to contact Hermoso or anyone close to her.
The suspension is a provisional measure while FIFA investigates the incident.
The incident has caused widespread anger and condemnation. Many people have called for Rubiales to resign, including Hermoso’s team-mates, the Spanish football federation’s coaching staff, and the Spanish government.
The Spanish football federation’s coaching staff has also resigned in protest.
What happens next?
Rubiales is still under investigation by FIFA. If he is found guilty of misconduct, he could face further sanctions, including a ban from football.
The Spanish football federation is also conducting its own investigation into the incident.
It is unclear what will happen next, but the incident has cast a shadow over Spain’s victory in the women’s World Cup.
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The English Football Association (FA) has also condemned the incident, saying that it is “deeply troubling” and “completely unacceptable”.
The FA has called on FIFA to take “the strongest possible action” against Rubiales.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has also expressed its “deep concern” about the incident, saying that it “sends a negative message about the respect due to women in sport”.
The IOC has called on FIFA to “take all necessary steps” to ensure that the incident is not repeated.
“I give my unconditional support to Jenni and all the players and condemn the conduct of the RFEF president, which seems unacceptable to me”, as per reports from Marca. “I am sad because the title is not being discussed and we only talk about his conduct, which is intolerable.” Xavi said
The incident has sparked a major controversy in Spain and around the world. It has raised serious questions about the culture of sexism and misogyny in football.
It remains to be seen what will happen next, but the incident is likely to have a significant impact on the future of Spanish football.