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Mother of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales 'locks herself in church' and enters hunger strike

Mother of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales 'locks herself in church' and enters hunger strike

Luis Rubiales has been banned by FIFA after he kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips following Spain's World Cup win.

The absurdity in the situation involving disgraced Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales has escalated to a new level after reports claimed his mother has entered a hunger strike.

Rubiales couted major controversy after Spain's Women's World Cup win when he was filmed kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips while on the stage as players collected their medals.

In an interview after the incident, the Pachuca CF player admitting, "I did not enjoy that." Captain Aitana Bonmati was also kissed on the lips by the 46-year-old, whose actions led to widespread criticism and calls for him to resign.

In a bizarre press conference, Rubiales defended himself and stated he would not be stepping down from his position and the Spanish FA issued a statement claiming that Hermoso was fine with the kiss.

The player then put out her own statement saying she was pressured into such words and 81 female players said they would not play for Spain until Rubiales was no longer in charge.

FIFA have suspended the former player but in a shocking new development, it's claimed that Rubiales' mother, Angeles Bejar is going on hunger strike in protest at what she believes to be a "manhunt" against him.

She is said to have locked herself in the Divina Pastora church in Motril and demanding that Hermoso "tell the truth".

As per the Daily Express, Bejar has been in the church with her sister since Monday morning and plans to stay there until "justice" is served.

Men's players such as David de Gea, Isco, Borja Iglesias and Sevilla stars have made their stance clear, while 11 members of Spain's coaching team have resigned from their positions and showed support for Hermoso.

Manager Jorge Vilda is still in his role but backed Hermoso.

Rubiales is now suspended from all football-related activity while disciplinary proceedings ensue.

A statement from the Spanish FA said: “Luis Rubiales has stated that he will legally defend himself in the competent bodies, he fully trusts FIFA and reiterates that, in this way, he is given the opportunity to begin his defence so that the truth prevails.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty & BBC

Topics: Spain, Womens World Cup