Watch: Luis Rubiales kissing Jenni Hermoso after Spain’s victory in World Cup final video goes viral

Luis Rubiales kisses Jenni Hermoso after Spain’s victory in World Cup final

Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales has been criticized for kissing World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the trophy presentation ceremony.

The incident occurred after Spain defeated England 1-0 in the final in Sydney on Sunday. Rubiales, who was on stage with other dignitaries, including Queen Letizia of Spain and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, embraced Hermoso before kissing her on the lips.

Hermoso has since said that she did not welcome the kiss and that she felt “uncomfortable” about it. She has also said that she does not believe that Rubiales’s actions were appropriate.

Rubiales has defended his actions, saying that he meant it as a “friendly gesture” and that he did not mean to offend Hermoso. However, his explanation has not satisfied many people, and he has been widely criticized for his behavior.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has said that it is investigating the incident. However, it is unclear what disciplinary action, if any, will be taken against Rubiales.

The incident has cast a shadow over Spain’s victory in the World Cup. It has also raised questions about the culture of the RFEF and the way that women’s football is treated in Spain.

Many people reacted to the incident:

  • Jenni Hermoso: “I did not welcome the kiss and I felt uncomfortable about it. I do not believe that Rubiales’s actions were appropriate.”
  • Spanish Football Federation: “We are investigating the incident.”
  • Left-wing Spanish politicians: “The kiss was an act of sexual violence.”
  • Football fans: “Rubiales should resign.”

The incident is still being investigated, but it is clear that it has caused a great deal of controversy. It remains to be seen what the long-term consequences will be for Rubiales and the RFEF.

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