Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish Football Federation, was summoned on Friday by National Court Judge Francisco de Jorge. This summons is part of an ongoing investigation into the kiss scandal during the presentation with footballer Jenny Hermoso.
In a bid to dig deeper and “get to the bottom of things,” the judge has his suspicions. He reckons that Rubiales might’ve crossed the line by planting that kiss on Jenny Hermoso without her green light. According to Marca
The Luis Rubiales kiss case is before the National Court
Before the judge even accepted this case, he’d already ordered full-blown surveillance: all the videos and pictures capturing that kiss Rubiales bestowed on Hermoso “from every possible angle. Plus, he’s not stopping there. He wants the nitty-gritty from moments before and after the World Cup celebration down in Sydney, even the locker room shenanigans and bus party videos.
🚨🇪🇸 Spanish football chief under fire after giving World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso a kiss on the lips during the presentation! pic.twitter.com/gzxYkgUj5G— Terror Alarm (@Terror_Alarm) August 21, 2023
Just last Sunday, Luis dropped a bombshell on social media, leaving behind his presidential throne at the Royal Spanish Football Federation. FIFA had given him a time-out, a solid 90 days, and he made it clear: he ain’t coming back after that.
Rubiales’ statement read, “Given the swift suspension imposed by FIFA and the ongoing proceedings against me, it is evident that my role as vice president is now in jeopardy. It is unlikely that I will be able to resume my position.”