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Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, spoke after the news of the resignation of Luis Rubiales as president of the Spanish Soccer Federation and compared it to the events of September 11 in the United States.
“I’m not going to talk because I want to hear the two-hour interview he gave. We have gone from a president suspended or resigned. I’m going to wait for his statements. I’m not going to give an opinion on his management, you know. The reputational damage that is being done to Spanish football is tremendous. It is the biggest news in digital media in history. “Bigger than 9/11.”
Tebas pointed out that he has not seen the interview that Rubiales gave to Piers Morgan because “he was putting on his pajamas.”
“I want to wait for the statements. Yesterday when she resigned he was putting my pajamas on me and I went to sleep. Reputational damage must be saved. It is going to cost us a lot,” highlighted the president of La Liga.
Javier Tebas noted that he does not have any candidate to be Rubiales’ successor and recalled that La Liga as an institution does not have a vote, although the 30 teams that make it up do.
“LaLiga does not have a vote, the clubs do. Given the circumstances, it must be the territorial ones that lead the way. I don’t have any candidates. Those who have been with President Rubiales must decide the future of the Federation. They must see how to manage everything.”
The president of La Liga pointed out that he is not surprised by the resignation and stressed that he should have fallen sooner due to worse things.
“I’m not surprised. She took everything to the limit. There were more serious things that she must have fallen upon. I knew that one day something would happen. After a day of work, an orgy, a paella with friends…. There are things that are not normal. Things were seen and no importance was given. Someday it had to happen and it has happened. I thought she was going to get her way. She takes everything to the maximum extreme without knowing the consequences that it may have,” she commented.
After the resignation of Luis Rubiales as president of the Spanish Football FederationPedro Rocha will remain as interim president until the votes are held for a new president. One of the names that has been on the table is that of Iker Casillas, former player for the national team and Real Madrid.
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