He has also resigned from his vice-presidency at UEFA
MADRID, 10 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The deposed president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, has transmitted this Sunday to the interim president, Pedro Rocha, his definitive resignation from the presidential position of the RFEF, after several weeks of controversy over his behavior during the final of the recent Women's World Cup.
This was communicated by Rubiales himself through an open letter, broadcast from his account on the social network X (formerly Twitter). "I have also informed you that I have done the same with my position at UEFA, so that my position in the vice presidency can be replaced," said the former president of the RFEF.
"After the swift suspension carried out by FIFA, plus the rest of the procedures opened against me, it is evident that I will not be able to return to my position. Insisting on waiting and clinging to it is not going to contribute to anything positive, nor to the Federation or Spanish football," the letter continued.
Without mentioning the player Jenni Hermoso or the kiss he gave her without permission on August 20 in Sydney (Australia), Rubiales has hinted at interference in her case. "Among other things, because there are de facto powers that will prevent my return. There is the management of my team and, above all, the happiness that I take with me for the enormous privilege of these more than five years at the head of the RFEF," he said. about.
"I do not want Spanish football to be harmed by this entire disproportionate campaign and, above all, I make this decision after having made sure that my departure will contribute to the stability that will allow both Europe and Africa to remain united in the dream of 2030, which will allow us to bring the largest event in the world to our country," Rubiales said.
"I must look ahead, look to the future. Now there is something that occupies me firmly. I have faith in the truth and I am going to do everything in my power to make it prevail. My daughters, my family and the people who love me have suffered the effects of an excessive persecution, as well as many falsehoods, but it is also true that on the street, more and more, the truth is prevailing", stressed the former president of the RFEF.
"From here I convey to all the workers, assembly members, federations and football people in general, a big hug, wishing them good luck. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in these moments," concluded the letter distributed by Rubiales from the network. social