Real Madrid fans’ ‘disgusting’ treatment of Gareth Bale

Gareth BaleJonathan Barnett’s agent denounced real Madrid supporters for the “disgusting” treatment of his client.

The Welsh captain was insulted by a group of supporters as he left the Madrid training ground after returning from international duty injured last week.

When asked if he thinks the media and the fans were unfair to Bale because of his injuries, Barnett told reporters: “It’s irrelevant. I don’t care what they think.

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“Why should I care? I think they were disgusting to Gareth Bale. “

Bale has been criticized by Spanish media for choosing to play for Wales in the last international window despite being unavailable for Whites this season. Bale, 32, has not played for Madrid since August 28 due to a hamstring injury.

He however started for Wales in a Victory 5-1 over Belarus in a World Cup qualifier on November 13, in what was his 100th appearance for his country, but was substituted at half-time due to injury.

Three days later, Bale was in the stands at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales’ 1-1 draw with Belgium before returning to Madrid to begin treatment.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti denied there was any friction with Bale and said: “He was cleared to leave, they assessed him, then he played and got injured.

“Maybe the assessment wasn’t quite right and now our idea is to get the player back because we want him here and think he can be useful for our team this season.

“We have to get it right for him to recover and return to the team soon. Together we will do everything we can because it is not true that we disagree with him. We will try to get him back. as soon as possible.

“Bale, as a Welsh player, obviously has a special affinity for his national team, but he also wants to play for Real Madrid no matter what. He can’t wait to come back and play.”

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