This Thursday, November 16, will be marked as one of the most relevant days in the political history of Spain. After bringing forward the general elections after the failure in the municipal elections, Pedro Sánchez has managed to be sworn in as president in the first vote, held this morning. A re-election that puts a full stop to the multitude of speeches, complaints, protests and confrontations that have occurred since July 23.
One of the most recent has been seen on social networks, and was carried out by the Esquerra deputy Gabriel Rufián and the former Barcelona and Real Madrid footballer, Luis Figo. The Portuguese responded with a barb to the speech that Santa Coloma de Gramanet gave to the chamber during Wednesday afternoon, warning Sánchez not to risk breaking his pre-investiture pacts in the absence of other alliances, recalling retired figures from the PP and Citizens.
“Do you see any alternative to us and us? Do you see Albert Rivera or Inés Arrimadas? Don't risk it, believe me,” Rufián indicated in the Congress of Deputies. A notice that gave a lot to talk about on social networks, including the former Portuguese player: “What a cool pseudo-Catalan.” The Esquerra deputy, who regularly responds to criticism that comes to him on platforms such as X (Twitter), responded with a web link from the Tax Agency. This page is the one referring to “pay, defer and consult” debts.
A replica similar to the one that occurred in 2020, both in reference to a ruling that forced Figo to pay 2.4 million euros to the Treasury, in reference to the payment of personal income tax during his time at the Camp Nou. At that time, the Portuguese sent a message to criticize a speech by Rufián addressed to Vox: “Have you ever seen this character in his speech proposing solutions for anything? And also what it costs for all Spaniards. “More productivity and respect and less tension.”
The Catalan politician was quick to launch a response of his own: “What really costs the Spanish people money is not paying the Treasury, Luis.” The former captain of the Portuguese team picked up the baton and launched a forceful reply. “Caro Gabriel Rufián, to be a politician you have to be better informed and produce a little more. “I have paid more to the Treasury sleeping than you have possibly been awake all your life,” were his words.
These have not been the only reactions that have occurred during this long two-day journey. Minutes after confirming the re-election of Pedro Sánchez as president, Jorge Javier Vázquez launched a daring pose through his Instagram profile, with a request that included a hint: “Dog, make me yours once again.”