UEFA President accused the press of exaggerating the Rubiales kiss

Alexander Ceferinthe president European Football Association (UEFA)accused “journalists” of exaggerated report on the kiss that the former president Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubialesgave to the Spanish team Jenny Hermoso after the Women’s World Cup final.

Ceferin explained the fact that Rubiales felony accused.

In press statements on regional television N1 Europe who interviewed him, the UEFA President stated:

When I read that this is a criminal offense… As a criminal lawyer, this seems completely illogical to me. Journalists took this story to this level.

Čeferin made these statements after admitting that Rubiales’ actions were ‘inappropriate and reckless’therefore, “it was a battle you don’t want to win.” “He could not remain” in his position, he added.

He noted that he spoke several times about the situation with the former president of the RFEF and advised him to resign.

Ceferin admitted that they are needed changes in the prevailing culture in football regarding women.

We need a code of conduct that clearly sets the boundaries of acceptable behavior and defines the consequences for crossing that line.

He also believed that it was necessary that there be more women in football and increase the number of places reserved for them in UEFA bodies.

“In Europe we have three presidents of national football associations and 52 presidents. Really, There are very few women (managers) in football“, he emphasized.


Source: Aristegui Noticias