La Liga president Javier Tebas has launched a shocking statement, labeling under-fire RFEF chief Luis Rubiales as a “madman.”
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism following an incident where he was seen grabbing and kissing Jennifer Hermoso after Spain’s victory over England in the 2023 World Cup final.
Numerous figures within the soccer community, including the Lionesses who were the defeated finalists, have condemned Rubiales’ actions.
With the Spanish government initiating an investigation into Rubiales’ conduct, La Liga’s president has now stepped forward, delivering a strong critique of the head of Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
In addition to the “kiss-gate” controversy, Rubiales was seen making an rude gesture from his seat during the match against England. Tebas has said that Rubiales has “compromised the dignity” of the entire nation.
Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, he said: “It is unworthy to coerce the players of the National Team and focus on them or on their reaction. They are not guilty of the image of Spain given by Rubiales.
“No opportunism or political hypocrisy justifies that the image of Spain has been represented by a madman touching his genitals, forcing kisses, carrying players like a sack and touching (Hermoso) inappropriately at such an important moment.
“It is not a question of left or right, Rubiales not only undermined Jenni’s dignity with his attitude, but also that of Spain.”