The incident occurred during the 2023 World Cup award ceremony while Rubiales delivered the gold medals to the Spanish players who won the tournament after beating England 1-0 in the final. Hermoso quickly expressed his disagreement and discomfort with the fact and He asked that these acts “do not go unpunished.”
This way, from FIFA announced this Thursday that they opened a procedure against the president of the RFEF: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has informed Mr. Luis Rubiales today of the initiation of disciplinary proceedings against him based on the events that occurred during the final of the Women’s World Cup“, he said in a statement.
“These facts could constitute violations of articles 13.1 and 13.2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.” Article 13 of the code refers to the “offensive conduct” of players and authorities, in particular to the “violation of the basic rules of decent conduct” and “behavior that discredits the sport”.
Rubiales will present his resignation to the RFEF
Despite his will, Rubiales was forced in the midst of the enormous media uproar and repudiation that received his action that He will present his resignation as president of the RFEF.
This Friday, the assembly of the federation will meet in extraordinary convocation and will make official the resignation of Rubialesaccording to Spanish media.
The hundreds of criticisms from sectors of politics, sports and organizations such as FIFA pushed Rubiales to make the decision to leave office.
Although at first Rubiales wanted to minimize the fact and called those who criticized him “idiots”the commotion was so great around the news that the RFEF published a video with its apologize before finally presenting his resignation.
“There is a fact that I have to regret and it is what has happened between a player and me, with a magnificent relationship between the two, as with others, and where surely I have been wrong“, said.
For her part, Jenni Hermoso also referred to the fact and in a statement from her FUTPRO union said: “We are working so that acts like the ones we have seen never go unpunishedare penalized and the pertinent measures are adopted to protect the soccer players of actions that we believe are unacceptable,” he emphasized.
In that sense, the F-League The women’s soccer team called for the dismissal of Rubiales and denounced before the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD) his “embarrassing behavior“. the acting second vice-president of the Government, Yolanda Diaz, He joined the repudiation and called for Rubiales’ resignation because “he has harassed and assaulted a woman.”
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