The judge of the National Court Francisco de Jorgewhich investigates the events related to the kiss of the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales to the national team player Jennifer Hermosohas summoned several people close to the soccer player as witnesses for September 25, 28 and October 2 to testify as witnesses.
Among them, three teammates from the soccer team, as well as two defense experts who will go to the National Court to ratify the report provided by Rubiales’ lawyer to the court. Some of these statements will be held by videoconference.
Likewise, the Central Court of Instruction 1 of the National Court has already received through the Embassy of Australiathanks to the rapid collaboration of its authorities, the certificate of the content of all crimes of the Penal Code of that country in relation to the facts investigated and that are applicable in the State of New South Wales.
These new summons join those of four other Federation officials who have already been summoned by the judge. This is the Marketing Director, Ruben Rivera; the press officer of the women’s team, Patricia Perez; the director of integrity, Miguel García Caba; and the director of the men’s team, Albert Luke.
The Prosecutor’s Office asked Rubiales about some of them during his statement as an investigator before the judge and the former president of the RFEF. denied that they had pressured the player Jenni Hermoso to publicly justify the kiss on the mouth that his then superior gave him at the World Cup medal ceremony in Sydney.