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Luis Rubiales refuses to resign from the Spanish federation after non-consensual kissing incident

The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubialeshas affirmed in an energetic intervention before the extraordinary assembly of the RFEF that he will not submit his resignation, despite the growing controversy stemming from the incident in which he kissed Jennifer Hermoso, a women’s world champion player, without consent.

rubiales reiterated his decision to stay in office, standing up to the allegations and calling the controversy a “Witch hunt” promoted by “fake feminists”, This statement comes after various media reported that he was considering leaving his position due to the repercussions of the incident.

He president of the RFEF argued that the kiss with the soccer player in question was “mutual and consented”, and presented himself as a victim of the situation, although he has received applause from some attendees, both men and women, politicians and sports entities have expressed concern and criticism of his behavior.

The FIFA has also intervened in the matter, initiating a disciplinary process against rubiales for alleged violations of the code of conduct. The world’s highest sports entity seeks to determine whether its behavior has discredited soccer and FIFA.

Meanwhile, the Superior Sports Council Spain has promised an expedited investigation into the formal complaints filed, with the possibility of disqualifying rubiales if it is shown that it violated the current regulations.


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