Borja Iglesias refuses to play for Spain with Luis Rubiales in charge
Real Betis and Spain forward Borja Iglesias has reacted to the Luis Rubiales controversy and made a decision on his future.
Luis Rubiales’ speech on Friday has provoked reactions of all kinds and among those, some are particularly striking, such as Borja Iglesias’ decision not to play for Spain with the current Spanish FA president in charge.
“I am sad and disappointed. As a footballer and as a person I don’t feel represented by what happened today at the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas. I find it regrettable that they continue to pressure and put the spotlight on a team-mate. Wearing the shirt of the Spanish National Team is the greatest thing that has happened to me in my career,” Borja Iglesias wrote on his official Twitter account on Friday.
“I don’t know if at some point I will be an option again, but I have made the decision not to return to the national team until things change and these types of acts don’t go unpunished.”
Iglesias with Spain
Iglesias has played a total of 51 minutes for Spain, under former boss Luis Enrique. It now remains to be seen if any of his international team-mates will follow in his footsteps.