(CNN) — Spain men’s footballer Borja Iglesias has announced he will not be back in the squad following a speech by Luis Rubiales, in which he said he would not step down as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
“I’m sad and disappointed,” Borja wrote on the X Network, formerly known as Twitter. “As a footballer and as a person, I don’t represent what happened today at Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas. It’s disgusting that they continue to press and put a teammate on the crossbar,” the footballer said. He is currently playing for Real Betis.
“Putting on the Spanish national team shirt was the greatest thing that happened to me in my life. I don’t know if I will have the chance to do it again, but I have decided not to return to the national team. Until things change and the guy of these actions is not punished. For a fair, humane and decent football. “, he added.
I am sad and disappointed.
As a footballer and as a person I do not represent what happened today at Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas. It is unfortunate that they constantly pressurize and focus on a colleague.
— Borja Iglesias (@BorjaIglesias9) August 25, 2023