Prosecuting Spain soccer official Rubiales for World Cup kiss seems illogical, says UEFA president
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has suggested it seems “completely illogical” to prosecute Spanish soccer official Luis Rubiales for kissing a Women’s World Cup-winning player on the lips without her consent. Spanish state prosecutors are investigating two accusations by Jenni Hermoso against Rubiales. One is for sexual assault over the kiss at the Aug. 20 trophy ceremony and the other for coercion for then pressuring her to defend him. Rubiales appeared in a Madrid court last Friday. Ceferin was a criminal defense lawyer before being elected UEFA president in 2016. He acknowledges to media in his native Slovenia what Rubiales did was inappropriate and not understandable.
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