“I feel ashamed of the world image that Spanish football is giving because of the unacceptable behavior of the president of the RFEF. I am receiving innumerable calls and messages from footballers, coaches, leaders and colleagueseven from other world leagues, who are scandalized by what happened.”
In this forceful way began the letter made public on Tuesday by Beatriz Álvarez, president of the F League, the professional women’s soccer competition in Spain. An organization that has filed a complaint with Víctor Francos, president of the CSD, for Rubiales’ inappropriate behavior during the final.
A feat “stained” by the attitude of Rubiales
In the document, the Professional Women’s Soccer League requests the disqualification of Luis Rubiales and considers that one of the greatest feats in the history of Spanish sports has been “tainted” by the behavior of the RFEF president. According to the organization’s assessment, the facts involve “very serious infractions according to the Sports Law”.
The lawsuit includes facts such as the celebration of the president of the RFEF clutching her genitals next to Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofía, something they consider unacceptable. Likewise, reference is made to the action in which Rubiales kisses Jenni Hermoso without her consent.
“Rubiales’ forgiveness was not sincere”
“It is not just about the fact of the kiss, but about the general behavior in the box of authorities, on the pitch, in the locker room, or when a few hours after such behavior, the president of the Federation has dared to publicly insult all people who criticized such a repugnant attitude”, argues Beatriz Álvarez in her letter.
Along the same lines, the F League criticizes the public statements of “assholes, assholes and scoundrels” that Rubiales made to those who questioned his conduct. “The forgiveness offered by Rubiales was not only not sincere, but it was motivated by how they reacted when they saw the consequences that their actions had had when they were shown publicly. He did it with the sole purpose of mitigating his own harm,” the lawsuit states.
“It is what many of us knew in private”
“Unfortunately I am not surprised by this attitude or the inappropriate behavior of the president of the RFEF in the ways and manner of proceeding and addressing people. It is not something isolated, much less spontaneous.. Aggression, arrogance and continuous contempt have always been present in personal and institutional treatment. What has happened is that the character that many of us know in private has been seen publicly”, concludes Beatriz Álvarez.
His statement coincides with the one expressed this Wednesday by Tamara Ramos, who was AFE’s marketing director at the time of Rubiales. The current president and founder of the Fubtolistas On union, denounced having suffered “humiliation” and being the subject of sexist comments such as: “Have you come to wear knee pads?” or “What color underwear are you wearing?”.