Spain’s football president, Luis Rubiales, has been criticized for kissing a player on the lips after the team won the Women’s World Cup.
The kiss happened as the team was receiving their gold medals after beating England in the final. Rubiales was at the end of the line congratulating the athletes when he gave midfielder Jenni Hermoso a kiss squarely on her mouth.
The moment was caught on camera and has been widely shared online, with many people calling it inappropriate. Some have even accused Rubiales of sexual harassment.
Hermoso has defended Rubiales, saying that the kiss was a spontaneous gesture of celebration and that she did not feel harassed. She has also said that Rubiales has always been respectful towards her and the other players on the team.
However, the kiss has still raised eyebrows and sparked a debate about consent and appropriate behavior in the workplace. Some people believe that the kiss was a harmless gesture, while others believe that it was a violation of Hermoso’s personal space.
Who is Luis Rubiales?
Luis Manuel Rubiales Béjar was born on August 23, 1977. He’s a Spanish football official and used to play as a defender. He’s currently the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
While not known for being an exceptionally skilled player, Rubiales was tenacious on the field. He played only 53 matches in La Liga over three seasons, but his determination earned him the nickname “Pundonor” (Courage)
He was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and grew up in Motril, Granada He spent most of his career in Spain’s Segunda División. He played for teams like Guadix CF, RCD Mallorca B, UE Lleida, Xerez CD, Levante UD (got promoted to La Liga in 2004 and 2006), and Alicante CF. He made his debut in La Liga on August 29, 2004, in a 1–1 draw against Real Sociedad.
In 2009, he signed a one-year deal with Scottish team Hamilton Academical. He didn’t play much and soon returned to Spain.
After retiring, Rubiales became the president of the Association of Spanish Footballers in March 2010. Later, in May 2018, he became the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
He made a bold move before the 2018 FIFA World Cup by firing Spain’s head coach Julen Lopetegui when he found out Lopetegui was negotiating to become the manager of Real Madrid without telling him
Luis Rubiales Wife: Is Luis Rubiales Married?
There is no information on Luis Rubiales marrying or being in a relationship, he kept his personal life and relationships far away from the public and social media.