World Cup successful Spain captain Iker Casillas has slammed the president of the Spanish soccer affiliation (RFEF) after Luis Rubiales refused to resign at a rare press convention.
Rubiales has been extensively condemned after showing to forcefully kiss midfielder Jenni Hermoso after Spain’s Girls’s World Cup remaining triumph in Australia.
The RFEF president had been anticipated to announce he could be stepping away from his function after Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings towards him on Thursday.
However, after media had been briefed on a possible substitute, Rubiales refused to resign, insisting that the kiss had been “mutual, euphoric and consensual”.
Casillas, who captained Spain’s males to World Cup victory in 2010, has led the renewed criticism of the RFEF president.
“I’m ashamed for you,” the former goalkeeper tweeted. “We must always have spent these 5 days speaking about our women! Of the enjoyment they gave us all! To boast of a title that we didn’t have in ladies’s soccer, however…”
Rubiales additionally appeared to seize his crotch in celebration throughout Spain’s remaining win whereas stood shut to the Queen of Spain within the Stadium Australia stands.
“I would like to apologize unreservedly for one thing that occurred within the presidential field, when in a second of euphoria I grabbed part of my physique,” Rubiales mentioned, earlier than persevering with to clarify that he had obtained “very excited” and “misplaced management”.
“I’ve to apologise to the royal household as a result of it’s a very unedifying gesture.”
Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, believes that the behaviour of his Spanish FA counterpart is indicative of the 46-year-old ex-professional’s character.
“I need to admit that it has been very troublesome to clarify what is occurring with Luis Rubiales throughout these years,” Tebas said on social media. “I’ve the sensation that many individuals, till now, didn’t perceive what the members of the soccer organisations have to depart withdealing with him as president of the RFEF.
“The misogynistic gestures, the profane expressions, the protocol catastrophe and the insults of this newest world embarrassment are usually not a shock…The checklist of men and women aggrieved by Luis Rubiales these years is just too lengthy and this should cease.”
In the meantime, the Second Deputy Prime Minister of Spain has urged the federal government to step in.
“What we have now seen at present within the Federation Meeting is unacceptable,” Yolanda Diaz said. “The Authorities should act and take pressing measures: impunity for macho actions is over. Rubiales can’t proceed in workplace.”