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  • Updated: August 28, 2023

Spanish FA President's Mother Begins Hunger Strike Over Kiss Row

Spanish FA President's Mother Begins Hunger Strike Over Kiss

Angeles Bejar, the mother of Spanish football federation President Luis Rubiales, has begun a hunger strike in protest at the "inhumane treatment" against her son following his unsolicited kiss on Jenni Hermoso after Spain's 1-0 Women's World Cup final win over England.

EFE, a Spanish news Agency, confirmed this development earlier today, saying Rubiales' mother locked herself up in a church at Montril in Southern Spain and vowed to continue the hunger strike “indefinitely, day and night."

Bejar added that her hunger strike would cease when a solution could be found to the “unwarranted, inhumane and bloodthirsty hunt” of her son.Angeles Bejar (left) at the entrance to the church in Montril

This comes after her 46-year-old son was suspended by FIFA for 90 days because of his refusal to step down from his role, in the wake of widespread criticism of his conduct during the presentation ceremony in Sydney on August 20.

Rubiales vowed not to resign on Friday, claiming he was the victim of a witchhunt by "false feminists" as a result of a consensual kiss.

But hours later, Hermoso dismissed Rubiales’ claims that the kiss was consensual and went further to describe his words as “categorically false” because the “conversation did not happen.”

In her statement, she described the kiss as “an impulsive act, sexist, out of place and without any type of consent from my part."

Consequently, the Spanish FA called regional federations to an "extraordinary and urgent" meeting on Monday (today) "to evaluate the situation in which the federation finds itself."

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