Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), presented his resignation to the entity this Sunday after accusations of sexual harassment towards soccer player Jenni Hermoso.
Through a statement posted on social networks, Rubiales made his resignation from the RFEF official by communicating it to the acting president Pedro Rocha, just as he also resigned as vice president of UEFA.
The leader points out that given “the swift provisional suspension” by FIFA for 90 days and the other procedures opened against him, understands that “it is evident” that he will not be able to return to his position, so “insisting” on remaining “waiting” and clinging to the position will not contribute “to anything positive” either to the RFEF itself “or to Spanish football.”
Rubiales, likewise, affirms that he is sure that his departure will bring the necessary “stability” that will allow the candidacy of Spain, Portugal and Morocco to the 2030 World Cup to be successful.
“I have faith in the truth and I am going to do everything in my power to make it prevail,” Rubiales emphasizes.
The same way Rubiales expressed his disagreement with the persecution that his family has sufferedespecially his daughters.
“They have suffered the effects of excessive persecution, as well as many falsehoods, but it is also true that on the street, more and more every day, the truth is prevailing,” he added.
He concludes his writing by wishing luck to workers, assembly members, federations and football people and thanks those who have supported him.
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