15 July 2024

Arsenal legend hits out at UEFA over ‘silence’ on Luis Rubiales controversy

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has hit out at UEFA’s silence on the Luis Rubiales controversy emanating from the FIFA Women’s World Cup final.

This comes after FIFA slapped Rubiales, the president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF), with a three-month suspension from all football-related activities on Friday.

At the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Australia, Rubiales forcefully kissed Spanish striker, Jenni Hermoso amid post-match jubilations as Spain defeated England 1-0 in the final.

Despite FIFA’s decisive intervention, UEFA, whose vice president is none other than Rubiales, has yet to comment on the issue and Wright has now vented his frustrations at the governing body.

“Still silence from UEFA,” Wright tweeted.

“No solidarity. No comment on the behaviour of their Vice President.

“Same UEFA whose President did not attend the Women’s World Cup Final where both teams represented the region.

“These are the same people in charge of leading the future of women’s football. They don’t give a s**t!”

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