After the scandal of the president of the Spanish federation, UEFA also makes scandalous reasoning


Following Spain’s World Cup victory over England, there has been a wave of backlash against Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales after he was photographed kissing La Roja midfielder Jenni Hermoso during the celebrations.

Rubiales has been condemned by many prominent figures across Spain, with most calling for him to step down as head of Spanish football.

One person who has come to Rubiales’ defense is Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the former Bayern Munich general manager who is now a member of UEFA’s executive committee.

According to Diario AS, Rummenigge believes the situation has been blown out of proportion.


“I don’t think we should exaggerate. When you announce yourself as world champion, you get excited. What he did was – with all due respect – absolutely fine. I remember when we won the Champions League last time, I had to kiss the men. Not in the mouth, but with joy”, he declared.

Rummenigge’s comments are unlikely to go down well in Spain, and those who will call them insensitive in the circumstances will certainly have a point.