The incident took place after the final of the World Cup in Sydney on Sunday, in which Spain beat England 1-0, securing their country’s first ever world title in soccer.
Luis Rubiales, who at first dismissed the incident, after a wave of criticism, he apologized for his behavior towards Hermoso. She was already in the locker room after the medal ceremony to criticize the sports activist’s behavior.
On Thursday evening, he confirmed to the Spanish media that he would resign on Friday during an extraordinary meeting of the Spanish federation.
The Prime Minister of Spain has made it clear
One of the first critics of Rubiales was Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchezas well as politicians of centre-left groups and members of feminist associations. Soon, sports organizations and football clubs joined them, condemning the behavior of the president of the federation.
On Thursday, the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced that it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales.