Luis Rubiales was punished by FIFA for his behavior after the Women’s World Cup final. The RFEF president unexpectedly kissed Jennifer Hermoso on the lips. According to the decision of the International Federation of Association Football, the Spaniard will have a long break from football.
This year, Spanish soccer players achieved great success and won the World Cup. In the competition organized in Australia and New Zealand, La Furia Roja defeated the English team 1-0 in the final thanks to a goal by Olga Carmona. Unfortunately, instead of talking about the huge success of the Spanish women, the focus was on the president of the Spanish football federation – Luis Rubiales, who, according to many, has disgraced himself in front of the whole world.
Luis Rubiales was booked
As we reported some time ago, the president of the RFEF first celebrated the victory by putting his hand to the testicles right next to the Queen of Spain, and then he surprised the footballer Jennifer Hermoso by kissing her. This was met with a huge scandal. After many weeks of verbal altercations, during which he claimed to have fallen victim to “false feminism”, he finally announced his resignation, explaining his desire to avoid negative consequences for Spanish football.
This resignation did not mean the end of his problems, because the matter was looked at by FIFA, which on October 30 decided to suspend the former president of the Spanish Football Association for three years. The ban applies to all football-related activities.
FIFA: Ensuring compliance with the principles of decent conduct
“On Monday, FIFA announced a three-year ban for violating Article 13 of the Disciplinary Code. In accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, Luis Rubiales has 10 days to submit a request for reasons for the decision, which, if submitted, will then be published on legal.fifa.com. The decision remains subject to a possible appeal before the FIFA appeals committee,” the BBC reports.
“Fifa reaffirms its absolute commitment to respecting and protecting the integrity of all people and ensuring compliance with the fundamental principles of decent conduct,” the International Federation of Association Football said.