The decision of Luis Rubiales to entrench himself at the head of the Spanish Football FederationHe has caused surprise and anger within the Government. Stupefaction. If in the last hours a possible resignation gained strength, his speech in the Assembly of the football body and his words have sown outrage. From the Government they state that they have already started the proceedings to act against Rubiales denouncing him before the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) for a “very serious offense”. “Everything has been very strong,” admit government sources in relation to the staging and the words of the highest president of Spanish football.
The complaint will be explained in the next few hours by Victor Francospresident of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), but this body has already activated the mechanisms to analyze the complaints filed against Rubiales before the CSD and raise them before the TAD to disqualify him. It is the mechanism of action that the Government has, since it cannot dismiss or remove Rubiales since the Federation is an associative entity privatealthough of public utility.
“Mr. Rubiales’ intervention before the RFEF Assembly is absolutely incompatible with the representation he holds in Spanish sport and with the values of an advanced society like the Spanish one,” state government sources. “It cannot go unpunished,” they state from the team of Vice President Yolanda Díaz, who has been expressly pointed out by Rubiales due to the complaint filed by Sumar. “We have studied the case and we see a possible aggression.”
The Administrative Court of Sport is the result of the integration of the already disappeared Spanish Sports Disciplinary Committee (dedicated to the resolution of sanctions) and Electoral Guarantees Board (electoral processes). Therefore, all the reviewing functions and powers of the federation in the field of doping, sports discipline and guarantee of the legality of the electoral processes that take place in the Spanish sports entities are unified in a single administrative body.
The complaint seeks the disqualification of the current president of the Federation. It will happen now although the Government already had the opportunity to disqualify Rubiales due to the so-called case Super Cup Fileswhen it was revealed that Gerdad Piqué’s company agreed with the Federation on a commission of 24 million for bringing the Super Cup to Arabia or when it was learned that the president of the Federation hired a detective agency to spy on journalists.