The former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales, has once again defended himself against the controversy generated by the kiss he gave Jenni Hermoso after the Women’s World Cup final and He recalled that at the time, the player downplayed what happened, describing the action as “spontaneous.”
“Jenni said that the kiss was spontaneous, that it was an anecdote. I have heard her say it. If he lies? I’m not going to answer that, but you have a radio, you can listen to it and give your opinion,” Rubiales said in an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan, which marked his reappearance before the media.
Likewise, the ex-president of Spanish soccer was asked about the gesture he made after the end of the match that gave the championship to Spain, when He grabbed his private parts in the stands, being with other international soccer authorities.
“This gesture makes me more ashamed (than the kiss). There are no excuses. In Spain, we have an expression that is ‘ole your eggs’ or ‘ole your ovaries’. This expression means ‘bravo, well done,’ he explained.
During the interview, fragments of the video in which the players joked about the kiss on the national team bus were also shown. “I hear the chants of ‘kiss, kiss, kiss’ and ‘presi, presi, presi’. I was a little embarrassed and said ‘I’m going back to my place.. “I’m not going to go around giving kisses,” she said.
“I want to read a message from a person who was on the bus. A person from the staff, 3 days later, told me: ‘I can only be immensely grateful for the moment we have lived and that is also thanks to you. I want to send you my support. Don’t let what you have done be tarnished,” she revealed.
Asked about the investigation that FIFA opened on the case of the kiss, he indicated that “The process was very fast without the opportunity to have a defense. It is very unfair. They have not sent me the fundamentals, I am a lawyer and I cannot understand this ”.
– Rubiales was charged and must appear to testify this September 15 in the case of the non-consensual kiss to Jenni Hermoso
– Rubiales on the kiss with Jenni Hermoso: “My intentions were noble, 100% non-sexual. There was no harm, nor did it have sexual content.”
– Australian authorities would be willing to collaborate in the investigation of the non-consensual kiss between Luis Rubiales and Jenni Hermoso