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'I will not resign!' - Rubiales accuses 'false feminists' of witch hunt over kiss

Luis Rubiales claimed he is the victim of a witch hunt by "false feminists" as he refused to resign as Spanish FA president for kissing Jenni Hermoso after Spain's Women's World Cup final victory on Sunday.

Rubiales, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), embraced the forward before kissing her on the lips during the medal ceremony following the team's 1-0 win against England in Sydney.

After initially calling his critics "idiots", Rubiales apologised on Monday and it was expected he would bow to the pressure of the growing calls for him to stand down.

However, he shocked the footballing world in an extraordinary address to an emergency general assembly of the Spanish Football Federation that lasted over half an hour on Friday as he shouted, "I will not resign" repeatedly.

Rubiales, who is now under investigation by FIFA, also said of the incident: "The kiss was the same I could give one of my daughters."

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