Luis Rubiales

Forced Kiss: Luis Rubiales resigns as Spanish FA president

Luis Rubiales, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF], has confirmed his resignation amidst ongoing investigations surrounding his unsolicited kiss on Spain forward Jenni Hermoso.

Following Hermoso’s criminal complaint earlier this week, prosecutors have taken the case against Rubiales to Spain’s top court, where he is now facing charges of sexual assault and coercion.

As FIFA conducts its own investigation, Rubiales has already been suspended for 90 days.

“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.

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