Piers Morgan has revealed that ex-Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales fears going to prison if convicted of sexual assault.
The 46-year-old announced his decision to stand down from his role in an interview with Morgan, which will be shown in full on Tuesday night.
Rubiales has faced backlash for kissing World Cup women’s star Hermoso on the lips, with the midfielder filing a sexual assault and coercion lawsuit against Rubiales.
Speaking on the talkSPORT Breakfast show, Morgan opened up on how Rubiales is dealing with the situation, as he remained coy on whether he has apologised to Hermoso.
He said: “I pushed him a lot on whether he wanted to personally apologise to Jenni Hermoso.
“Because if you’re going to admit to something that is inappropriate and wrong and you shouldn’t have done it, then you would think that the right thing to do would be to personally apologise to the person you do it to.
“Now, I won’t ruin what his answer is, because it is a fascinating actually, for quite a while, we go over this point.
“Obviously, having lost his job, he’s now facing the prospect of potentially a criminal trial, and if he was to be convicted, he would go to prison.
“And I think that’s what he is most concerned about, so I pushed him hard on all the stuff you would expect me to.
“I would say he’s very reflective about what’s happened, he’s very searingly honest in parts about stuff, but he’s also pretty determined that his narrative, that he did nothing that was non-consensual, that he has not deviated from that.”