Was the last part of the game, a foul in the middle of the indoor football field. An amateur game, but with a certain tension. The player hits the ball with unusual force, causing it, surprising everyone, to enter the goal. His team’s euphoria is unleashed until they realize that the referee blew the whistle for the end of the match just after the free kick and therefore the goal does not count.

I was playing on the injured team that day and it was perhaps the only time I faced the referee with any degree of anger. Since I had to whistle a few matches, I always understood how difficult his job was. The referee looked at me with the expression of accepting his mistake but there was nothing he could do. At that moment, a player from the opposing team came up and said: “Referee, have you blown the whistle?” Upon the referee’s affirmative gesture, they happily retired to the locker room.

There, we realize the defeat, perhaps unfair, but defeat, after all. Also that demonstrations are absolutely useless. The culprit seems clear, a serious refereeing error. I remember what happened to us in that match because a few days ago something similar happened in the top Spanish league. The desire to whistle the end without waiting for the end of the piece can cause strange situations.

Given the proclamation of Pedro Sanchez As the new president of Spain, I see the Spanish right like me demonstrating that day in front of the referee against an unfair or at least incomprehensible decision. Some were waiting for a twist of fate that would deprive them of this bitter defeat, some thought that the PNV was going to return to respecting its ideology, others that Junts was a crazy party and that they were going to put their madness first for their own benefit, even Some implored the heavens that, by keeping an eye on the data, the Podemos deputies would scare Pedro Sánchez. Some people now dare to think absurdly that the King of Spain should prevent what everyone’s votes have not prevented.

As expected, none of this happened and Pedro Sánchez got more votes at his inauguration than on previous occasions. The demonstrations in the squares or at the PSOE headquarters were of no use. Moreover, it is likely that the latter gave even more justification to the now president before public opinion, for having had to swallow toads in the face of the demands of the “independents”.

As time passes, you ponder and conclude that this match was not simply lost because of a decision by the referee. During the fifty minutes there were many plays, successes and failures on both sides. But it is easier to place the blame on a third party. I consider that Vox and the Popular Party must above all do a serious analysis of all your deployed strategies since the May elections which led to their defeat in July.

Secondly, they must be aware that they are practically alone in the face of the rest of the political forces which, if they have disguised the socialists, the rest of the Spaniards brutally despise us. And finally, they must already plan their political strategy in the coming years with the aim of ensuring that Do not be the independentists who mark the destiny of our country leading him to ruin.

Of course, they must not continue to resort to the absurd strategy of pointing the finger at socialist MPs who said yes to Sánchez on social media. In the same way, they could point out those who voted for these MPs, but you have to assume that, whether you like it or not, that is democracy.

And remember that the demonstrations can be beautiful, if they take place normally, but their usefulness is less than my protests to the referee once the end of the match has been whistled.