FIFA provisionally suspend scandalous Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales

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FIFA provisionally suspend scandalous Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales

Ayoola Kelechi 15:21 - 26.08.2023

Football’s governing body FIFA have crucially weighed in to the RFEF scandal, provinsionally suspending its President Luis Rubiales as they open an investigation against him

FIFA have provisionally suspended controversial Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales as they begin investigating the incident that almost forced his resignation just days ago.

Rubiales suspended by FIFA

Rubiales has been under fire from all quarters and there were calls for him to resign his role as RFEF president after he was seen on camera kissing Spain star Jennifer Hermoso on the lips following La Roja’s win over England in the World Cup final.

According to Hermoso, the kiss was without consent, leading many to accuse the federation President of sexual assault at one of his players.

Rubiales kisses Jennifer Hermoso after World Cup win | X/@SHEScoresbanger

Rubiales could face further disciplinary measures from FIFA, with Spanish government authorities also looking into punitive measures against the former Levante defender.

Rubiales adamant about innocence

Rubiales was expected to announce his resignation as boss of Spain’s FA during a general meeting of the country’s football stakeholders, but sensationally announced that he would not be leaving his role, leading to further backlash.

The former Levante defender has remained firm in his belief of innocence despite offering a public apology for the incident, and has claimed the current storm is due to a witch hunt against him led by “toxic feminism.”

Jennifer Hermoso of Spain | Photo Credit: Imago

Despite Rubiales’ claims of innocence, calls for his resignation have only gotten stronger with the women’s National team threatening a strike, while being backed by current and former internationals of the men’s National team.

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