Shockwaves are reverberating Spanish and world football the wake a kiss the medal awards ceremony the Women's World Cup. Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales shocked global television audiences when he grabbed Spanish forward Jenni Hermoso's head and firmly kissed her the lips. Rubiales has refused to resign, despite many calls him to do so. Ms Hermoso said: "I believe no person, in any work, sport or social setting should be a victim this type of non-consensual behaviour. I felt vulnerable and a victim an impulse-driven, sexist, out-of-place act, without any consent my part." She added: "Quite simply, I was not respected."
Mr Rubiales maintains he did nothing wrong. He said the kiss was simply a spur--the-moment reaction due to being caught in the emotion of Spain's World Cup success. He apologized the kiss in a press statement on Monday. Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the apology was 'not enough'". Other ministers called Rubiales to resign. The Spanish football federation are backing Rubiales. They are taking legal action Ms Hermoso over her "lies". On Saturday, Spain's entire coaching staff, except manager Jorge Vilda, resigned the row. Football's world governing body FIFA have provisionally suspended Rubiales 90 days pending an investigation into