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Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales

Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales has already been suspended by FIFA for his actions. (Albert Gea/Reuters)

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Luis Rubiales is being investigated by officers after his unsolicited kiss on the Womens’ World Cup earlier this month, and now the Spanish soccer federation needs him gone.

Rubiales is being investigated by Spanish prosecutors and he may face sexual aggression expenses after he kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain’s win over England within the World Cup last in Australia on Aug. 20. Hermoso has said multiple times that the kiss was nonconsensual.

“Now we have agreed to contact Jennifer Hermoso so as to inform her of her rights as a sufferer of an alleged crime of sexual aggression within the subsequent 15 days,” the Prosecutors Workplace wrote in an announcement Monday, per CNN.

A number of hours later, Spain’s soccer federation formally requested Rubiales to resign from his publish.

“After the newest occasions and unacceptable conduct which have severely broken the picture of Spanish soccer, the presidents ask, with speedy impact, that Luis Rubiales presents his resignation as president of the president of the RFEF,” the group stated in an announcement.

If Rubiales have been to step down, Pedro Rocha would take his place. Rocha has been the performing vice-president below Rubiales.

Rubiales had already been suspended from soccer-related actions by FIFA for not less than 90 days. His suspension can also be pending a full disciplinary investigation by the world soccer governing physique. Rubiales apologized for his actions the day after he kissed Hermoso and grabbed his crotch on digicam, however refused to resign from his publish regardless of a number of calls by gamers, coaches and Spanish authorities officers.

The Spanish soccer federation reportedly believes Hermoso lied about her consent and said in a statement Saturday it will seek legal action against her. María Dolores Martínez Madrona, the federation’s sexual violence protocol delegate, additionally announced in a statement Sunday that the federation did open an investigation into Rubiales.

“Our protocol is presently activated and within the midst of investigating the occasions, thus we demand the utmost respect for the appropriate to privateness and dignity of all people concerned,” she stated within the assertion. “Because the Safety Delegate for Sexual Violence, my obligation is to stick to the protocol and safeguard the privateness of these affected by this incident and of the Sexual Violence Advisory Committee.”

Rubiales’ mom, in the meantime, reportedly locked herself in a church and can go on a starvation strike to protest the remedy of her son.

The punishment for sexual assault in Spain is a one- to five-year jail sentence, according to the European Institute for Gender Equality.

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