For the Spanish leader, the kiss given to Jenni Hermoso following the Women’s World Cup final was not an attack.
Luis Rubiales sticks to his position. Two days after having announced his resignation from his position as president of the Spanish Football Federation, the 46-year-old leader gave an interview to journalist Piers Morgan, broadcast this Tuesday evening, to defend himself once again. He claims that his kiss given to player Jenni Hermoso, the evening of the Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England, cannot be compared to an attack.
“There was no harm, no content, no ault, none of that. The meaning of the kiss to Jenni would have been exactly the same as a kiss to one of my daughters. Among friends and family, this is very, very common», he ures in an extract from the interview broadcast by The Sun , even comparing his gesture to “a very happy moment, a celebration, a euphoric moment».
While the Pachuca attacker filed a complaint against him, Rubiales remains confident about the outcome of the case. “I have full confidence that the truth will come out and everything will be okay. Look at my face, I’m a good guy», he adds after having nonetheless admitted that he “should have acted more solemnly, coldly and diplomatically».