Ancelotti blasts kissing Spanish FA president

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has criticised Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales for kissing a female player on the lips after Spain won the World Cup.

The RFEF chief kissed midfielder Jenni Hermoso during the gold medal presentation on Sunday in Sydney after Spain beat England to win the World Cup.

Rubiales’ act has sparked massive public outcry, and Ancelotti has joined to condemn it.

“It’s a very delicate topic, like most people it was behaviour that I obviously did not like,” Ancelotti told a news conference.

“It was not the behaviour of a president of the federation.”

The Italian chose not to go beyond his initial verdict.

“I don’t know if he should resign or not, I think he will take the most adequate decision,” added Ancelotti.

Hermoso released a joint statement Wednesday with her players’ union Futpro, which called for action to be taken against the president.

The statement reads: “We are working to ensure that acts such as those we have seen never go unpunished, that they are sanctioned and that the exemplary measures are adopted to protect women footballers from actions that we believe are unacceptable.”