The government machinery to cause the departure of Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, is underway. The president of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), Víctor Francos, announced this Friday that the department he directs will file a complaint of its own with the Administrative Court of Sports (TAD) against Rubiales, so that, if this body deems it appropriate, suspend him as president of the highest governing body of Spanish football. In this sense, Francos has asked the TAD to meet in an extraordinary way next Monday. If the TAD opens a disciplinary file against Rubiales, the CSD may provisionally dismiss him from his positions until the TAD issues a sentence.
The TAD, or Administrative Court of Sports, is the only administrative body with reviewing powers of the federative activity in matters of sports discipline and guarantee of the legality of electoral processes that take place in Spanish sports entities. It acts independently of the CSD. In this sense, it is also in charge of processing and resolving disciplinary files at the request of the president of the CSD or its Sports Commission, as in the case of Rubiales.
To speed up the matter, Francos asked the TAD to meet extraordinarily next Monday. "Although the TAD meets on Thursday, an extraordinary meeting would be nice," he requested.
There are seven members of the TAD who will decide whether to open a file on Rubiales or not. Four men and three women. All graduates in Law. Four are proposed by the president of the CSD and three from among those proposed by the Spanish sports federations. Currently, the president of the TAD is Francisco de Miguel Pajuelo, a Social Security lawyer. The secretary is the state lawyer Guillermo de Blas Bados and the members are also state lawyers Eva Fernández, Alfonso Ramos del Molins, Marina Adela Porta Serrano and Jaime Caravaca as well as Pilar Juárez, a professor at the Carlos III University. The term of office is six years and they cannot be re-elected.
In the event that the TAD opens a disciplinary file against Rubiales, the CSD may provisionally remove the president from his posts until the TAD issues a sentence. "And we will," Francos said. The verdict would come out of a summit of the CSD Board of Directors, scheduled for next Wednesday. This body is made up of 14 people. 13 of them with voice and vote.
“Rubiales' forms have not been liked. It has not been up to par. And the assembly has aggravated the situation. We are not going to remain impassive”, declared Víctor Francos. Together with him, the Vice President and General Director of Sports of the CSD, Fernando Molinero, the Secretary Raúl Rodríguez Porras with voice but without vote and 11 members form the Board of Directors.
Visibly moved, Francos also intoned the mea culpa. "We started a complicated process. We are ready for this to be the Mee Too of Spanish football. And they will allow me, with emotion, to apologize to the players because they did not deserve to spend this week. They deserved other things. We will have to celebrate again "To smile and to jump. To celebrate that we feel proud of what they have done. This triumph has more value now than when they achieved it", he pointed out.
And he ended with an even more forceful sentence looking towards the future of the RFEF. "Profound changes must be made so that Spanish football feels in a more comfortable situation. Mr. Rubiales has said that he is not leaving and that he is not resigning. And we, with respect, tell him that the path of this government with this board of the RFEF has ended", sentenced Francos.