SPANISH FA president Luis Rubiales has sacrificed the job he loves so he and Jenni Hermoso are free to go out.
Rubiales has accepted that his position made his spontaneous kiss of Hermoso at the World Cup celebrations an abuse of his power, and has nobly stepped down so they can explore their burgeoning relationship.
He said: “I am a man who gives himself over passion. And if I must choose between my heart and the career I have worked all my life for? Then the career will go.
“They say that my role, effectively as Jenni’s boss, makes my kiss a crime? Then I am no longer her boss, and the obstacles to our love have been removed.
“I do not blame Jenni if she is taken aback by this magnificent gesture of romance, which must surely rank with the exploits of Don Juan. Nor do I expect her to rush directly into my arms. This is not the end of our story of love. It is only the beginning.
“Tonight I will be at El Jardín Secreto in Madrid, bearing two dozen red roses. If I know Jenni like I believe I know Jenni, she will join me there.
“And the kiss we share at the end of the evening? That, my friends, will be nobody’s business but our own.”