The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Disciplinary Chairman, Jorge Ivan Palacio, has provisionally suspended Spanish football chief, Luis Rubiales, from all football-related activities for 90 days.
This comes after Rubiales refused to resign from his position after kissing female footballer Jenni Hermoso on the lips following Spain’s Women’s World Cup final win over England in Sydney, Australia.
The football chief claimed the kiss was consensual despite the player stating she did not enjoy it.
Hermoso has since issued a statement explaining that the kiss was never consensual and added that she had been pressured to justify Rubiales’ action.
FIFA has now responded, confirming that Rubiales has been sanctioned for 90 days and that disciplinary proceedings have begun.
The football governing body also prohibited Rubiales and members of the Real Federación Espanola de Ftbol (RFEF) from contacting Hermoso until a decision on the incident is made.
BREAKING: FIFA Disciplinary chairman Jorge Ivan Palacio has provisionally suspended Spanish football chief Luis Rubiales from all football-related activities for 90 days. pic.twitter.com/5MG56dsvxt
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 26, 2023