Former Spanish FA chief, Luis Rubiales claims fury over kissing Jenni Hermoso was due to cultural misunderstandings about Latin people

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Former Spanish FA chief, Luis Rubiales claims fury over kissing Jenni Hermoso was due to cultural misunderstandings about�Latin�people

Former Spanish FA president, Luis Rubiales has claimed the fury over ‘kissgate’ is due to a misunderstanding of Latin culture, adding that he would have done the same to a male player.  

 

Rubiales sparked controversy globally when he grabbed and kissed Jenni Hermoso in the aftermath of Spain winning the Women’s World Cup in August.

 

For weeks Rubiales refused to resign, despite the mounting calls for him to do so.

 

On Sunday September 11, he announced he would be stepping down – but promised to continue to ‘defend his innocence’.

 

Protests against his presidency erupted across Spain and it’s Equalities Minister equated the kiss to ‘sexual violence’.

 

But the 46-year-old has put the scandal down to a cultural misunderstanding. During an interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV which aired on Tuesday evening, he said ‘it’s pretty normal in a Latin world’.

 

Footage also emerged on Twitter of Rubiales grabbing his crotch just metres away from Queen Letizia and her…



Source: Linda Ikeji