He former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales announced that will appeal the three-year suspension imposed this Monday by FIFA for the kiss forced on the player Jenni Hermoso.
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"From now on I announce that I am going to appeal"stated Rubiales in a statement on his social network account X, formerly Twitterin which he states that he will arrive "to the last resort so that justice is done".
The Rubiales reaction arrives after the FIFA has disabled him "to carry out any activity related to football for three years, both nationally and internationally" for him Forced kiss on Hermoso after Spain's victory against England in the World Cup final in Australia.
He world football governing body consider that "his conduct has violated article 13 of the Disciplinary Code" in which the "offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play".
I will go to the last resort so that justice is done and the truth shines.
Due to the many efforts of some politicians, media and institutions, the disproportion and injustice committed is becoming increasingly clear.
PEOPLE, VERY MAJORITY, ARE CLEAR ABOUT IT pic.twitter.com/3z7hKMDw2R
— Luis Rubiales (@LuisRubiales17) October 30, 2023
In his statement, Rubiales complains that FIFA has not provided him with the reasons for the decisionwhich has been published "at the same time as it was sent to me."
Taking into account that they have not yet provided us with the foundations (again), I can only assure that at all times I have maintained a version of the facts that is the truth of what happened," Rubiales stated.
This version "It is the same one that I will keep until the procedure is finished"added Rubiales, who has always defended that Hermoso's kiss was "consensual"contrary to what the player claims.
Rubiales46 years old, was the center of an international controversy when on August 20after Spain's victory in the Women's World Cup in Australia, He kissed forward Jenni Hermoso on the mouth during the tournament medal ceremony.
Although at first he refused to do itthe pressure arriving from the Spanish governmentjustice and football itself ended up leading him to resign from his position last September 10.
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