Former Spanish Football President Luis Rubiales given three-year-ban by FIFA over Jenni Hermoso kiss
Rubiales resigned from his post in September but now faces further action.
Rubiales was embroiled in a drawn-out scandal in the fallout from Spain’s 1-0 win over England in the Women’s World Cup final after he kissed Spanish player Jenni Hermoso without her consent.
The 46-year-old was also seen grabbing his crotch in celebration shortly after the final whistle and faced widespread criticism for both acts.
He eventually resigned on 11th September but has now had his initial 90-day suspension upgraded following an investigation from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
A FIFA statement released on Monday read: ‘The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has banned Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), from all football-related activities at national and international levels for three years, having found that he acted in breach of article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.’
More to follow.