“I’m going to do it [dimitir]Yes, because I don’t want to continue my work.”advanced Rubiales in an interview on the British television show Piers Morgan Uncensored. “My family and friends tell me that I have to focus on my dignity and continue with my life, otherwise I will harm the people I love and the sport I love,” he said.
The Spanish press reported shortly after a letter in which he said that he had already officially transmitted his resignation to the acting president of the RFEF, Pedro Rocha.
“Today I have transmitted to the acting president, Mr. Pedro Rocha, my resignation from the position of president of the RFEF. I have also informed him that I have done the same with my position at UEFA, so that my position as vice-presidency can be replaced. “Rubiales begins in that text.
“After the swift suspension carried out by FIFA, plus the rest of the procedures opened against me, it is evident that I will not be able to return to my position. Insisting on waiting and clinging to it is not going to contribute to anything positive, nor to the Federation, nor to Spanish football. Among other things because there are de facto powers that will prevent my return.”keep going.
Rubiales He insists that with his departure he wants to contribute to the tranquility of Spanish football and the strength of the candidacy of Spain, Portugal and Morocco for the 2030 World Cup.
“I do not want Spanish football to be harmed by this entire disproportionate campaign and, above all, I make this decision after having made sure that my departure will contribute to the stability that will allow both Europe and Africa to remain united in the dream of 2030, which will allow us to bring the largest event in the world to our country”he assures.
The 46-year-old leader, named president of the RFEF in 2018, claims to have “faith in the truth” and promises to do everything possible “so that it prevails.”
“My daughters, my family and the people who love me have suffered the effects of excessive persecution, as well as many falsehoods, but it is also true that on the street, more and more every day, the truth is prevailing”says.
The scandal began on August 20, when at the awards ceremony on the grass of the Sydney stadium, just after Spain won the final of the Women’s World Cup against England, he kissed the player Jenni Hermoso on the lips and by surprise. , while grabbing his head.
The images sparked a wave of international outrage, but at an extraordinary RFEF assembly on August 25, Rubiales repeatedly refused to resign (“I’m not going to resign, I’m not going to resign, I’m not going to resign!”) , asked for “unmitigated forgiveness” for what happened and described Hermoso’s kiss as “spontaneous, mutual, euphoric and consensual.”
own Beautiful He denied that it was consensual and this week he filed a complaint in court against Luis Rubiales. The National Court prosecutor’s office had already opened an investigation against Rubiales for an “alleged crime of sexual assault.”
The resignation of Luis Rubiales had been demanded from various areas, including the leaders of the Spanish territorial federations, summoned by the acting president of the RFEF, Pedro Rocha.
On August 26, FIFA had suspended Rubiales for 90 days “from all activities related to football at a national and international level.”
On Tuesday, the coach of the Spanish women’s team, Jorge Vildaconsidered a person close to Rubiales, was dismissed despite the world title and was replaced in the position by his deputy, Montsé Tomé.
The moment that unleashed the scandal
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