The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Rfef) has been handed a resignation in the present day however not the one they have been anticipating. It was broadly anticipated that Luis Rubiales, the Spanish FA president, would announce his resignation in a press convention earlier this morning after questions into his conduct reached a fever pitch.
As an alternative, Rubiales cried ‘I’m not resigning!’ 5 occasions throughout a chaotic press convention that noticed him double down on his place saying he would struggle to clear his identify in courtroom and calling out the “false feminism” making an attempt to convey him down.
The 46-year-old has been broadly criticised after kissing Jenni Hermoso on the lips within the aftermath of Spain’s first-ever Ladies’s World Cup victory earlier than a video later emerged of Rubiales grabbing his crotch in celebration whereas in shut proximity to the Queen of Spain and her 16-year-old daughter.
Talking after the press convention the President of Spain’s Ladies’s football committee, Rafael del Amo, introduced that he had handed in his personal resignation on account of Rubiales remaining in his publish.
“I’ve submitted my resignation after seeing that Luis Rubiales continues to preside over the Spanish Federation,” Del Amo instructed reporters.
“I believe that what occurred within the field is unacceptable. I instructed him within the committee of presidents that I believed he shouldn’t be right here.
“I believe we’re going to come back out stronger as a result of there’s going to be much more stakes [but] I can’t be in a venture I don’t imagine in.”
Del Amo additionally said that he didn’t really feel snug throughout Rubiales’ speech nor was he completely happy that the 46-yeard-old didn’t resign when given the chance.
He added: “I’ve simply resigned from the committee for Ladies’s football which was my accountability. I’ve mentioned goodbye to all of the coaches as a result of I believe I owed them.
“Luis Rubiales has executed many good issues and native federations have executed rather a lot for women’s football.”
Del Amo additionally resigned from his place as president of the Navarra Football Federation because the Spanish authorities initiated authorized proceedings to in opposition to Rubiales in an effort to sack him.