Kiss Scandal: Rubiales Resigns As Spain FA President
By :Adukwu William, Lagos
Luis Rubiales has confirmed he is resigning as the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation RFEF.
This comes amid the ongoing investigations against him following his unsolicited kiss on Spain forward Jenni Hermoso.
Earlier this week, Hermoso filed a criminal complaint, which led to prosecutors filing a case with Spain’s top court against Rubiales.
Rubiales is facing charges of sexual assault and coercion after the World Cup final, which Spain won 1-0 against England in August.
FIFA has already suspended him for 90 days as they carry out their own investigation.
“I have handed in my resignation to the acting president, Pedro Rocha.
“I have also informed him that I have done the same with my position at UEFA, so that a replacement for my role as vice president can be sought.
“After the suspension by FIFA, in addition to the rest of the proceedings against me, it is clear that I will not be able to return to my position,” Rubiales confirmed in an open letter published on Sunday.