Debbie Hewitt has accused the former RFEF president of “unnecessarily aggressive language” and inappropriate behavior towards England players.
The president of the English Federation (FA), Debbie Hewitt, accused the former president of the Spanish federation, Luis Rubiales, of the “inappropriate” behavior of the English players in the trophy ceremony of the last World Cup. Australia and New Zealand.
Debbie Hewitt spoke as a witness in the FIFA disciplinary case against Rubiales for his behavior during the World Cup final between Spain and England where, in addition to making obscene gestures during the match, he kissed Jenni in the mouth without permission. from Spain.
In a report published by FIFA, Hewitt, who was next to Luis Rubiales at the medal ceremony, said that the tone of voice of the Spaniard was “bad and unnecessarily aggressive” with FIFA workers, before he was accused of misconduct. England’s players don’t deserve it.
According to Debbie Hewitt, Rubiales “caressed” Laura Coombs’ face and “apparently forcefully kissed” Lucy Bronze on the face.
Regarding the moment when the Spanish players went up to collect their medals, Hewitt noted that he “held them tightly”, some of them “rubbed their backs”, “held their arms” and “lifted them up from the earth”.
“It made me uncomfortable and embarrassed,” Hewitt added.
Luis Rubiales responded to Debbie Hewitt’s words by assuring that it was something “unbelievable” and accused her of “being prejudiced” against him, in addition to making sure that he is a hypocrite because he also embraces players on his team.
“Applying the same logic, their hugs could also be understood as non-consensual physical contact. The hypocrisy is evident,” said Rubiales during the hearing.
Regarding his attitude towards Coombs, he justified it by saying that he tried to comfort her because she was injured during the final, it required stitches on her head and she was wearing a bandage in that area.
FIFA has decided to disqualify Luis Rubiales for three years from taking part in any football activity, following his behavior during the final of the last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.