Disgraced former Spanish soccer chief Luis Rubiales appeared to “forcefully” kiss England defender Lucy Bronze on her face and stroke teammate Laura Coombs’s face after the Girls’s World Cup remaining, the FA chair has mentioned.
Debbie Hewitt advised FIFA investigators Mr Rubiales was additionally “disagreeable and unnecessarily aggressive” whereas ready within the tunnel for the post-match displays to start.
Ms Hewitt’s proof has been launched by FIFA as a part of the total causes for banning Mr Rubiales for 3 years for the enforced kiss on Spain ahead Jenni Hermoso after the victory over England on the remaining in Sydney in August.
Mr Rubiales advised FIFA’s disciplinary committee that Ms Hewitt’s portrayal of him as “some kind of creep” is “completely disgusting”.
Issues grew because the pair of soccer chiefs had been subsequent to one another within the tunnel ready for the trophy and medals presentation.
Ms Hewitt advised FIFA: “He [Rubiales] appeared sad as to the place he had been positioned within the line-up.
“FIFA workers (or stewards) advised him to stay the place positioned and stood round us in order that the presentation group may make our technique to the stage.
“The tone of his voice in response was disagreeable and unnecessarily aggressive.
“The England crew got here up individually onto the stage. He [Rubiales] shook the hand of each participant and touched a couple of on the arm as they walked previous.”
He then “cupped and stroked” the face of the English participant Laura Coombs, which [Hewitt] thought was barely odd after which he “seemingly forcefully kissed the English participant Lucy Bronze on her face”.