Gareth Bale greeted with boos on his Real Madrid return after Wales flag controversy. His teammates have let it go as banter but the fans are having none of it.
During the international break Gareth Bale and his teammates waved a flag with the words “Wales, golf, Real Madrid – in that order.” While Bale’s agent insists that the action was meant for the media rather than the club or the fans. However, fans have taken grave offence with it.
On Saturday, Gareth Bale returned to the Spanish Capital and the fans let him know what they think of him. The winger started on the wings but the fans began booing him before the match had even begun when his name was read out on the speakers.
— Nils Kern (@nilskern17) November 23, 2019
Gareth Bale greeted with boos on his Real Madrid return after Wales flag controversy
Gareth Bale was introduced into the match in the 66th minute of the match against Real Sociedad. The fans immediately began booing him and they got even louder as he made his way onto the pitch.
🙈 Gareth Bale is welcomed into the game by whistles from all around the Bernabeu! pic.twitter.com/PSk82cBDQx
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) November 23, 2019
Every single one of his touches were met with boos. The fans couldn’t care less that one of his touches led to Luka Modric scoring Real Madrid’s 3rd goal of the night. They were happy letting the winger known that he was no longer welcome in the club.
Gareth Bale’s commitment to the club has often been questioned. Especially since he missed Real Madrid’s last 6 matches to injury but was miraculously fit enough to help his country qualify for the Euro 2020.
Manager Zinedine Zidane has chosen to distance himself from the controversy saying he only cares about what the winger does in a Real Madrid jersey.
“Things can happen outside but we have to look inside the club. What happens outside doesn’t bother us,” he said before the match.
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