Luis Rubiales’ mother, Angeles Bejar, has locked herself in a Divina Pastora de Motril Church in Granada, Spain on the morning of Monday, 28 August 2023 and she is going on a hunger strike in order to end the “inhumane witch-hunt” on her son.
Thegazellenews.com recalls that Rubiales was suspended by FIFA for kissing Women’s World Cup winner, Jenni Hermoso, on the lips in an act the footballer says she did not consent to.
Few days after, the world football ruling body, FIFA banned Rubiales from all football-related activity for 90 days over his conduct and has launched an investigation into his behaviour.
Also following Rubiales’ refusal to resign as Spanish FA boss, the Spanish women’s national team signed a letter stating their intent not to play for the country until Rubiales is removed from his role and the coaching staff – excepting manager Jorge Vilda – have all walked out.
And in a new developments seen by observers as bizarre, the Spanish FA on Monday, 28 August, 2023 was said to have written UEFA to excludes their national and club teams from all European competitions because of Spanish government intervention in the crisis. It is a request which UEFA has denied.