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Luis Rubiales resigns as president of the Spanish FA amid a scandal

Luis Rubiales, now former president of the Spanish Football Federation, has left his post. This decision comes in the wake of a scandal involving an alleged non-consensual kiss with Spanish soccer star Jenni Hermoso after Spain won the World Cup. The controversy had led to the suspension of Rubiales by FIFA and widespread criticism.

Rubiales, who had also been one of UEFA’s vice-presidents, announced his resignation, citing an unsustainable situation. He took to social media to declare his innocence, saying: “I will defend my honor. I will defend my innocence. I have faith in the future. I have faith in the truth. Thank you all.”

This fact occurs after Hermoso had filed a complaint against Rubiales for sexual assault, which led the Spanish prosecutor’s office to file a complaint against him for sexual assault and coercion. The former Spanish FA president could now face criminal charges in addition to ongoing investigations by FIFA and Spain’s highest sports court for “serious misconduct”.

When Rubiales leaves office, Jenni Hermoso made an emotional return to her Mexican club, Pachuca. His arrival was met with cheers from the fans and he was presented with a framed number 10 shirt. This is Hermoso’s first game since Spain won the World Cup.

While Rubiales’ resignation marks a significant moment in the ongoing scandal, it remains to be seen how the legal process will play out. The football world will be watching closely as this controversy continues to unfold.

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