Gareth Bale Likely To Anger Real Madrid Fans With 'Wales. Golf. Madrid' Flag
Gareth Bale is likely to cause anger in Madrid after celebrating with his Wales teammates with a flag that states 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order,' after the national team secured qualification for Euro 2020.
The Real Madrid winger has come under fire previously because it's thought his priorities lie away from the Bernabeu, with the national team and golf top of his list.
On Tuesday night the 30-year-old was part of the Wales team that beat Hungary 2-0 to qualify for next summer's Euros and Bale, and some teammates, spotted a flag that they had to celebrate with.
Safely back in my house with this piece of Welsh cultural history! I think it's safe to say that Gareth Bale will leave Real Madrid after Christmas!! #TheRedWall #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/ya0sDXCP38- Buzz Boncath (@BuzzBoncath) November 19, 2019
The 'Wales. Golf. Madrid,' was in reference to a quote by former Los Blancos player Predrag Mijatovic. Speaking on Cadena Ser the former striker said, "To have someone like that at the club, who they say isn't integrated and has other, more important worries than his own team and his club... the first thing he thinks about is Wales, then golf and after that, Real Madrid. I haven't spoken to him but that's how he comes across."
The former Spurs winger looked likely to leave the Spanish capital last summer, with Zinedine Zidane back at the club as manager, but a deal to China fell through.
This season he's played just half of Real's league games, with the club second in La Liga, and just one of their Champions League games and it looks unlikely he'll be at the club past this season.
The backlash from the 13 times European champions has already started with one fan account 'Madrid Sports' posting the video admonishing the player.
In the caption the account wrote, "He should terminate his contract today. What a bad taste @GarethBale11. Unforgivable.
"We have always defended you, @GarethBale11 . We have had patience with your thousand injuries, we have celebrated your goals and assists, we have defended your passion for golf and your limited Spanish. But enough. You are laughing at, as it puts on the flag, Madrid."
Wales fans won't care of course, they'll be too busy still celebrating and looking forward to another tournament after their success in the 2016 Euros.