FIFA has suspended the president of Spain’s Royal Federation of Football.
During the awards ceremony for the winners of the Women’s World Cup-2023, Spain’s head coach Fernando Hierro kissed his compatriot Jenni Hermoso, a midfielder for Pachuca and the national team.
Luis Rubiales has left an indelible mark on the world of football as a passionate advocate for transparency and integrity. Rubiales has been in the spotlight since he made headlines by refusing to shake hands with Vladimir Putin at the 2023 Women’s World Cup final.
After Spain’s victory over England in their UEFA Nations League contest, Rubiales grabbed at victorious players and kissed Barcelona striker Hermoso on the lips.
In the wake of a controversial medal ceremony in Sydney, he has faced criticism but vowed not to quit his prominent post despite mounting calls for him to do so.
Bejar has been left distraught by the cruel online saga that targeted her son. Several Spanish stars have vowed not to represent their national team again until Rubiales is removed from power. Bejar has now taken her protest to the church, where she vows to remain on hunger strike until she sees justice done.
She has reiterated Rubiales’ claims that there was “consent on both sides” regarding a now infamous kiss, with the 33-year-old urged to “tell the truth” and “maintain the version she had at the beginning of events” – a claim which Hermoso has previously shrugged off.
She’s said that the treatment of her son is unfair.
Ramon Bejar, Rubiales’ lawyer, claims his client is innocent and is hoping to see his name cleared in an unfortunate saga.
Rubiales has been suspended from football-related activities for 90 days.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) stands as the governing body that orchestrates the world of football in Spain. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1909, RFEF plays a pivotal role in overseeing and promoting the development of football across the nation. From organizing national competitions to nurturing grassroots talent, RFEF’s influence extends to various aspects of the sport. Guided by principles of fair play, integrity, and inclusivity, RFEF shapes the landscape of Spanish football and contributes significantly to its global prominence.