Spanish district attorneys examining soccer president who kissed World Cup gamer

Spanish prosecutors investigating soccer president who kissed World Cup player

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President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales reveals he will be remaining as president throughout the conference, August 25, 2023.

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Spanish district attorneys opened an examination of the country’s soccer federation chief, authorities stated Monday, in connection to his kiss on the lips of a gamer soon after winning the World Cup.

The nationwide district attorneys likewise welcomed the gamer, Spain’s group captain Jennifer Hermoso, to connect to them in the next 15 days to report herself as a possible victim of sexual hostility by federation president Luis Rubiales, authorities stated.

Women and soccer fans around the world were stunned when Rubiales kissed Hermoso flush on the lips throughout the medal event following Spain’s thrilling, 1-0 triumph over England, in Sydney a week ago Sunday.

Hermoso has stated the kiss wasn’t consensual which “I felt vulnerable and a victim of an impulse-driven, sexist, out-of-place act without any consent on my part.”

Meanwhile, likewise on Monday, Ángeles Béjar, Rubiales’s mom, went on an appetite strike to object action versus her child.

Béjar took sanctuary in the church of the Divina Pastora de Motril on the southern Spanish coast and safeguarded her child. The mom stated her appetite strike will run “indefinitely, day and night,” Spanish news firm EFE reported.

“My son does not deserve what they are doing to him,” she stated, including that he’s the target of an “inhuman and bloody hunt.”

The sport’s worldwide governing body, FIFA, on Saturday suspended Rubiales from all soccer activities for 90 days.

Rubiales has actually been bold in the face of withering, around the world criticism calling the kiss “spontaneous, mutual, euphoric and consensual.” He’s declined to resign.

His cousin, Vanessa Ruiz Béjar, informed press reporters outside the church that their household is suffering significantly from this debate.

“We want justice to be done,” she stated.

The kiss has actually ruined what had actually been jubilant nationwide event of La Roja’s very first time raising the Women’s World Cup prize. Spain signed up with an elite club of countries to have actually won ladies’s soccer’s most sought after prize, along with the United States, Germany, Japan and Norway.

— This is an establishing story. Please inspect back for updates.

— Rima Abdelkader, Max Burman, AFP and The Associated Press contributed.