THE his mother much-discussed captain of Spanish football Luis Rubiales locked inside a church and went on hunger strike to support her son.

Angeles Bejar asked to stop the “inhumane witch hunt” of her son after the incident where he kissed the Spaniard on the lips Jenni Hermoso following their triumph at the Women’s World Cup. Obviously, this move has caused a storm of reactions from both the world and Spanish government officials and members of the federation.


Rubiales refused to resign as president of the Spanish confederation football, but has been temporarily suspended by FIFA. In a press conference on Friday, Rubiales refused to resign as head of the Spanish Confederation, citing “fake feminism” aimed at “social murder” of his reputation.

Bejar locked herself in the Divina Pastora church in Motril, east of Malaga in southern Spain, and began an “indefinite, day and night” hunger strike until justice is served. She demanded that Hermonso, the player Rubiales kissed, “tell the truth,” as she claims the kiss was not consensual, contrary to what Rubiales claims in his account.

He asked “why are they so cruel to him” and “what is behind this story” since “he is incapable of harming anyone”.

Rubiales claims Hermoso “picked me up” in the heat of the moment and joined in the brief kiss. “The kiss was like the kind I would give my daughters,” added Rubiales.

It is noted that Rubiales he remonstrated with his conduct in that match as there is footage showing him touching his sensitive area while standing near Queen Letizia of Spain and her 16-year-old daughter Princess Infanta Sofia, behavior for which he later apologized.

81 Spanish players – including all 23 who went to the Women’s World Cup – have announced they will not represent their country until Rubiales is removed from his position.

Interim president of the Spanish FA (RFEF) Pedro Rocha has called an “extraordinary and urgent” meeting “to assess the situation the federation is in” following Rubiales’ suspension, an RFEF spokesman said on Sunday.