FIFA bans ex-Spanish FA chief Rubiales for three years over kiss scandal

Rubiales gave player Jenni Hermoso an unsolicited kiss on the lips after Spain’s Women’s World Cup victory in August.

In a shocking turn of events, FIFA has imposed a three-year ban on the former Spanish Football Association (FA) chief, Luis Rubiales, following a kiss scandal that has sent shockwaves through the football community.

Details of the Incident:

The incident in question took place during a public event, where Rubiales was caught on camera kissing an unidentified woman. The footage quickly went viral, sparking outrage and calls for his resignation. Following an internal investigation, FIFA decided to take strict action against Rubiales, banning him from all football-related activities for three years.

FILE PHOTO: Former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales is pictured after leaving the high court in Madrid, Spain

Rubiales’ Response:

Rubiales has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to fight the ban. In a statement released by his legal team, Rubiales claimed that the kiss was consensual and that he is being targeted as part of a smear campaign.

Impact on Spanish Football:

The ban on Rubiales comes at a time when Spanish football is already facing several challenges, including financial difficulties and a decline in global popularity. The scandal has further tarnished the image of Spanish football, and there are concerns that it could have long-term implications for the sport in the country.

The FIFA ban on Luis Rubiales is a significant development that has sent shockwaves through the football community. While Rubiales has vowed to fight the ban, the incident has undoubtedly damaged his reputation and that of Spanish football as a whole. It remains to be seen how this scandal will impact the future of the sport in Spain and whether Rubiales will be able to make a comeback.