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Spanish FA creep Luis Rubiales claims he’s going through jail ‘as a result of I’m a person’

Disgraced soccer official Luis Rubiales stays defiant within the face of a attainable jail sentence and says he is being punished for being a person.

The former president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) was arrested at Madrid airport on Wednesday as a part of a corruption investigation. Rubiales, 46, has been accused of diverting greater than £3million of Spanish FA funds to a building firm owned by an in depth pal, which noticed him personally revenue from the deal.

It comes after 11 premises throughout Spain had been raided in connection to a probe investigating the £30m deal that noticed Saudi Arabia win the rights to host the Spanish Super Cup. That’s along with the scandal following his kiss on Spain star Jenni Hermoso following her triumph ultimately yr’s Women’s World Cup, and Rubiales insists his gender is a serious purpose why he is in bother.

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“I have a clear conscience. Things have become crazy,” he told La Sexta. “A small thing has gone on to devour a person. I wanted to be calm and get out of the spotlight. False feminism? What I said is said.

“I defend egalitarianism. Feminism advocates supporting women to achieve equality. For me there is no crime. It’s my opinion. I asked her the question [about the kiss] and she said: ‘Okay.’ You can’t question Hermoso. I can. Is it because I’m a man? They want to curtail freedom of thought.”



Spain striker Jenni Hermoso was in court on Tuesday testifying about the kiss forced on her by disgraced former Spanish football chief Luis Rubiales at the Women's World Cup
Jenni Hermoso appeared in court docket in January to testify concerning the kiss



Former president of the Spanish football federation Luis Rubiales arrives at the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid
(FILES) Former president of the Spanish soccer federation Luis Rubiales arrives on the Audiencia Nacional court docket in Madrid on September 15, 2023. Former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, who landed at Madrid airport in a airplane from the Dominican Republic, was arrested on his return to Spain on April 3, 2024 by the Guardia Civil, which is investigating alleged irregular contracts throughout his time period in workplace, Spanish media report. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP by way of Getty Images)

Rubiales – who was banned from soccer for 3 years over ‘kissgate’ – has maintained Hermoso – who testified towards him in a Spanish court docket in January – gave him permission to kiss her on the trophy podium in Sydney. However, Hermoso has remained steadfast that “in no moment” did she grant such permission.

Former lower-league participant Rubiales carried on to say he “cannot understand that anyone could think this was a sexual assault.” He went on to say he and Hermoso “only spoke [for] 10 or 15 seconds,” although the world was witness to greater than that alone.



Luis Rubiales kissing Jenni Hermoso at 2023 Women's World Cup
Rubiales’ unrequited kiss on Jenni Hermoso on the 2023 Women’s World Cup turned a world scandal


Former president of the Spanish football federation Luis Rubiales leaves the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid
(FILES) Former president of the Spanish soccer federation Luis Rubiales leaves the Audiencia Nacional court docket in Madrid on September 15, 2023. Former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, who landed at Madrid airport in a airplane from the Dominican Republic, was arrested on his return to Spain on April 3, 2024 by the Guardia Civil, which is investigating alleged irregular contracts throughout his time period in workplace, Spanish media report. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP by way of Getty Images)

Rubiales was coming back from a visit to the Dominican Republic when he was arrested, one week after his property in Spain was searched by police. The UCO – an arm of the Spanish Civil Guard – additionally raided the residence the place he was staying within the Caribbean nation, the place they confiscated a pill, a cell phone, and €318,000 (£272,000) mentioned to belong to an in depth pal of Rubiales.