The UEFA president criticized Rubiales for inappropriate behavior
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in an interview with French L’Équipe that controversial Spanish football president Luis Rubiales had behaved “inappropriately”.
Rubiales has been the target of widespread criticism after kissing Spain’s Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth as the Spanish national team celebrated their World Cup win against England.
Ceferin told L’Équipe that Rubiales’ behavior was inappropriate, but stressed that the problem lay with FIFA, which has launched an ethics probe into the incident.
The UEFA president regretted the incident disrupted the Spanish national team’s first World Cup gold medal celebrations in the women’s sector, saying that “we have to change things… We have to do more”.
– What he did was of course inappropriate. We all know that. I hope he knows it’s inappropriate. “Right now it’s enough, because it’s the disciplinary committee that makes the decisions,” said Ceferin.
As well as being president of Spanish football, Rubiales is vice president of UEFA. He assumed the role in 2019 and has also been a member of UEFA’s board since 2019. The Spaniard was among those elected to a new term earlier this year, in an election that was not attended by Norwegian football president Lise Klaveness. (NTB/NRK)
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