The number one player in the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, submitted a video clip to FIFA that would “exonerate” him of the accusations that have escalated in the last ten days of forcing player Gini Hermoso to kiss him on the mouth against him. Her will after the team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The video document submitted is part of Rubiales’ defense strategy in the lawsuit in which he is accused of violating FIFA’s rules on “fair play, loyalty and integrity” (now suspended). In the video, which was filmed on the team bus shortly after the end of the final, which the team won, the player can be seen commenting on the kiss with her teammates, laughing and joking about what happened. A moment of fun, according to Rubiales, could be useful to deny the account given by the woman after the controversy broke out: “I didn’t like it,” the player declared a few days later. And in the video published by the newspaper SpanishHermoso can be heard comparing his kiss to the famous kiss between Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas and his girlfriend Sara Carbonero, which they exchanged after winning the 2010 World Cup. “Didn’t you see him when he kissed me?” Laughing remarks, the soccer player to her teammates. “He came excited and took me that way.” When Rubiales himself stands in the middle, the teammates no longer flog and begin singing “Kiss, kiss, kiss”. An atmosphere that seemed completely different from the frozen atmosphere that hung over the president of the Spanish Football Federation in the following days.
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