Ousted Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has been ruled unfit to work in the sport in Spain for three years after he kissed forward Jenni Hermoso on the lips without her consent at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. (Football News)
Rubiales had been forced to resign from his post after he first tried to stay in office despite a global uproar over him kissing Hermoso at the World Cup trophy ceremony after the final on August 20 in Australia.
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The legal committee that oversees sports in Spain on Friday deemed Rubiales unfit to work in the country's football set-up for three years. The development comes after the global governing body FIFA had already banned Rubiales for three years.
A Spanish judge is investigating accusations by Hermoso that Rubiales sexually assaulted her with his kiss and then coerced her to publicly support him later. Rubiales has denied any wrongdoing.
(With AP inputs)