Luis Rubiales Sensationally Says He Will RESIGN As President Of Spanish Football Federation

Image of Luis Rubiales.

Image of Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales. Credit: RFEF

LUIS RUBIALES has sensationally announced that he intends to resign as President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

He made the confession during a world-exclusive interview with Piers Morgan on his ‘Uncensored’ show on TalkTV. The decision was reached after talking the situation through with his father and daughters he revealed, who had told him it was pointless continuing in the job.

When asked by the host whether he intended to quit, 46-year-old Rubiales responded: ‘I am going to – of course, I cannot continue my work. They know it’s not a question about me. They said to me, Luis, you have to focus on your dignity’.

Hermoso lodged a formal complaint against Luis Rubiales

Rubiales is currently suspended by the RFEF, and had been under increased pressure to quit following the scandal surrounding his kissing 33-year-old Jenni Hermoso on the lips as they celebrated Spain’s victory after the Women’s World Cup final in Australia.

Hermoso eventually lodged a formal complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office over the incident, claiming it was sexual assault and that the kiss was non-consensual.

It is thought that the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid could be asked by the prosecutors to launch an official investigation this week, according to The Sun this Sunday, September 10.

His mother went on hunger strike inside a church

At one point, Rubiales’ mother locked herself inside a church in the Granada town of Motril and threatened to go on a hunger strike over the treatment that her son was receiving.

She was subsequently admitted to a hospital a few days later, after suffering what was thought to have been a possible anxiety attack.

Rubiales had faced calls to resign from all quarters in Spain, including the government. Numerous members of the women’s coaching team subsequently resigned after the players released a signed letter stating that they refused to play for the country while Rubiales was in power.

The team coach Jorge Vilda eventually sacked by the RFEF and was replaced by his former assistant, Montse Tomé.

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