Spanish FA president resigns following kissing scandal
After receiving avalanche of criticism, the head of the Spanish Football Federation, Mr Luis Rubiales, has resigned from his position for kissing Jenni Hermoso during the presentation of the Women’s World Cup trophy.
His resignation was confirmed in a statement on Sunday.
Rubiales said he had given his resignation to acting federation president Pedro Rocha.
“After the quick suspension carried out by FIFA, plus the rest of open proceedings against me, it is evident that I will not be able to return to my position”, he said on Piers Morgan Uncensored.
He added, “Insisting on waiting and holding on is not going to contribute to anything positive, neither to the federation nor to Spanish football.”
Rubiales was caught on camera kissing Jenni Hermoso after Spain beat England 1-0 in the final in Australia and immediately faced calls to be removed from his post.
In the aftermath, Rubiales insisted it was consensual and that he wanted to carry on in his role, but he has now stepped down.
Meanwhile, Hermoso had submitted a legal complaint against the embattled Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales.