The Hermoso kiss during the awards ceremony. Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales. From Spain: “Tomorrow the resignation”


By John

Fifa also opens a trial for Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish football federation who ended up at the center of the controversy for the kiss on the mouth of the world champion Spain player, Hermoso, during the awards ceremony in Sydney.

The disciplinary committee, which communicated the opening of the proceeding to number 1 of the RFEF, disputes the violation of the FIFA rules on “fair play, loyalty and integrity”. FIFA reiterates “its strong commitment to respecting the integrity of every person, and strongly condemns any behavior to the contrary.”

Towards resignation

Meanwhile, Luis Rubiales has communicated to his collaborators that tomorrow he will resign from the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation. The online edition writes it de El Pais. The decision was made in the last few hours, at the end of a discussion with his staff and requested by several presidents of the local committees, on the eve of an extraordinary assembly of the Federation which promised to be very difficult for him.
Luis Rubiales ultimately chose voluntary dismissal in the face of the possibility of being disqualified by the Superior Sports Council.
Rubiales’ intention – continues El Pais – was not to resign, but the succession of criticisms and the loss of support in the world of football in the last few hours, think of the investigations launched by Fifa, convinced him to give up in the light of the storm for his forced kiss on the mouth, without consent, to the player Jenni Hermoso, during the awards ceremony of the world cup in Sydney.