If it weren't for the fact that at the centre of it there is the defence of a female player assaulted by the president of the Spanish Football Federation and a sense of solidarity with the football team who managed to earn the title of World Champions, the Rubiales case would by now have been classified in the album of the most grotesque situations that have occurred in recent years in Spain. When it seems that nothing else can happen and that what is urgently needed is for the administrator's suspension to be executed by the Higher Sports Council (CSD) so that Spain can recover its global image of bucolic calm, the flow of outlandish news stories keeps rolling in, hour after hour.
Starting with the star image of Monday, which is none other than the mother of Luis Rubiales starting an indefinite hunger strike in a church in Motril in response, she says, "to the inhumane and bloodthirsty hunt they are carrying out on my son, with something he doesn't deserve." Not only did his mother manage to appear on prime time news, but also his cousins, explaining the suffering of the family and the importance of religion in the hunger strike of Sra Ángeles Béjar.
Filmmaker Santiago Segura and his famous character Torrente would not have been able to write a script with more plot twists and thunderbolts. That Francoist and sexist policeman, fond of prostitutes and alcohol, a comedy that which was a huge cinematic success on its release in 1998, finds in Rubiales and his resistance to leave the RFEF after all that has come to light, item by item - with mother and cousins included - the perfect plot for a movie that doesn't need to be scripted because it already has everything.
It even has Isabel Díaz Ayuso in a cameo talking about a complete manipulation because the international press covers Rubiales' behaviour while, on the other hand, no one denounces the protests against the La Vuelta a España cycling race by pro-independence groups. "Those who are negotiating with Sánchez", points out Ayuso, in case it wasn't clear enough. The Madrid leader, always ready to make fun of Feijóo, must have thought that there would be no better time to show him her disdain than when the PP leader showed himself ready to talk to Junts. Ayuso, always setting the pace.
It has been said in recent days that the great film director Luis Berlanga would be left speechless by today's Spain. He would find that in his satirical films even he fell short, and that, at the end of the day, the best script was that of real life.