Player forced to kiss during World Cup final ceremony
Rubiales refuses to resign “attack on feminism”
The president of Spain’s soccer federation, who sparked controversy by forcibly kissing
a national team player during the victory ceremony of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, 토토사이트 has said he will not resign.
“Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish soccer federation who forcibly kissed a female
player, has decided not to accept calls for his resignation,” the Associated Press reported
on Sept. 26.
Rubiales came under fire for grabbing midfielder Henrique Hermoso’s face with both
hands and planting a surprise kiss on her after Spain won the Women’s World Cup final
on Sept. 20.
Although Rubiales later clarified that he had “no bad intentions,” the incident caused a
stir. Hermoso, on the other hand, 스포츠토토 explained that he “didn’t feel good.”
There were some outside reports that Rubiales was close to resigning, but he refused
to do so.
“Fake feminists are trying to kill me,” he said.
Twenty-three Spanish national team players and more than 50 additional players have
said they will boycott any future involvement with the Spanish national team if Rubiales
does not leave.
Earlier, Ermoso’s labor union, Futpro, issued a statement saying it would “ensure that this
behavior is punished” and that “exemplary measures must be adopted to protect female soccer players.”
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez also called the behavior “unacceptable,” and the
Spanish Women’s Soccer League called out Rubiales.
Rubiales, a former player, 스포츠토토맨 took over as president of the Spanish soccer federation
in May 2018. He had previously come under fire for touching players before the World Cup awards ceremony.