The FIFA disciplinary committee strongly criticized Rubiales for what he did, emphasizing that his actions were completely unacceptable.
Luis Rubiales, the ex-president of the Spanish football federation.
FIFA has given Luis Rubiales, the ex-president of the Spanish Football Federation, a three-year suspension. This is because he acted inappropriately once more after the Women’s World Cup final.
Rubiales’ three-year ban is a result of his actions during and after the final match. There are concerns about his inappropriate behavior towards players, specifically involving a non-consensual kiss.
The FIFA disciplinary committee strongly criticized Rubiales for what he did, highlighting the complete inexcusability of his behavior. This is particularly concerning given his important position in the world of football.
The FIFA disciplinary committee strongly criticized Rubiales, emphasizing that his behavior was completely inexcusable. This is especially noteworthy because of his important position in the football hierarchy.
Debbie Hewitt, the chairwoman of the Football Association, played a key role by presenting important evidence about Rubiales’ uncomfortable interactions with England players during the post-final ceremonies.
Hewitt’s testimony described awkward moments, pointing out times when Rubiales allegedly touched and kissed England players without their agreement. Her evidence highlighted the discomfort not only felt by the English team but also revealed inappropriate gestures Rubiales used when greeting Spanish players, like improper tapping and forceful kissing.
Even though he resigned shortly after the incident and first promised not to leave his position, Rubiales continues to firmly deny any wrongdoing. He strongly maintains that the kiss with Jenni Hermoso was consensual and plans to challenge the ban imposed by FIFA.
The controversy escalated as Rubiales got entangled in a legal mess, being investigated in court for a sexual assault complaint linked to the incident with Hermoso.
The conflict between Rubiales’ insistence on the encounter being consensual and the clear evidence and testimonies presented extends the examination of his actions and the consequences he may encounter within the football governing body.