The national coach Luis de la Fuente has censured this Saturday "unmitigated" the "wrong and out of place" behavior of the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, after Spain's victory in the World Cup final Feminine, and that he expects "that the competent bodies resolve and make the pertinent decisions as quickly as possible."
De la Fuente, who effusively applauded Luis Rubiales' speech at the RFEF Extraordinary Assembly, thus changes his support after having been criticized for the applause he gave after the manager made it clear that he was not going to resign after everything that happened. with his kiss to the forward Jenni Hermoso and that this had been "spoiled".
Therefore, "in view of the information and comments that occur in the media, in relation to the events that occurred during the protocol acts of the final of the Women's Soccer World Cup, as well as the statements made later by the people involved", the coach of the national team issued a statement to make "clear" its position "on the events that are happening".
Thus, the man from Haro expresses his "absolute rejection of any act of sexist violence." "There is no room for lukewarm positions when dealing with this type of situation. I censure without palliatives the wrong and inappropriate behavior of the President of the RFEF during the aforementioned acts," he remarks in a letter sent to Europa Press.
"The events carried out by Luis Rubiales did not respect the minimum protocol that must be followed in these celebratory acts, and they are not edifying or appropriate for a person who was representing all of Spanish football. He himself has publicly acknowledged the inappropriateness of his behavior" , adds the Riojan.
The national coach wishes that "this unpleasant episode be closed as soon as possible for the good of Spanish football and that the competent bodies resolve and make the pertinent decisions as quickly as possible."
"I deeply regret the events that occurred and, especially, that they have taken away from what is really important: the unprecedented feat achieved by Spanish women's football, of which we should all feel very proud. As a reflection, invite us to continue advancing in our training in matters of equality", says De la Fuente, disappointed that these events this week "cloud the image of Spanish football at a domestic and international level".