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La Liga make final Jude Bellingham punishment decision after investigation into alleged Mason Greenwood slur

La Liga make final Jude Bellingham punishment decision after investigation into alleged Mason Greenwood slur

Spanish publication Marca claim La Liga and the Spanish FA have come to a final decision.

La Liga and the Spanish FA have made a final decision on the investigation into Jude Bellingham and an alleged comment directed at Mason Greenwood.

Bellingham was alleged to have aimed an offensive remark at Manchester United loanee Greenwood during a league match between Real Madrid and Getafe last month.

Getafe made an official complaint to La Liga following Real's 2-0 win at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on February 1.

As part of league protocol, La Liga then included Getafe's complaint as part of a weekly report sent to the RFEF (Spanish FA).

The RFEF subsequently appointed a judge to investigate the complaint, with La Liga employing a lip-reader to analyse the incident to determine if Bellingham had indeed directed the alleged slur at Greenwood.

Spanish publication Marca has now reported that the investigation has been dismissed, with the RFEF confirming there is no credible evidence of what Bellingham allegedly said to Greenwood.

The Athletic clam that Getafe sources "speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect relationships, previously insisted Greenwood did not want the matter to escalate".

It had been claimed that Bellingham could be suspended for as many as 10 matches if he was found guilty of using the alleged slur.

However, the midfielder – who is already serving a two-match ban after being sent off in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia - will now avoid further punishment.

It is a major boost for Real Madrid as they look to win both La Liga and the Champions League this season.

While Bellingham is already a key part of Madrid's side, Greenwood faces a much more uncertain future at Getafe.

He joined the Spanish club on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United on the final day of the summer transfer window, after the Premier League club opted not to reintegrate him back into the squad.

Bellingham (left) playing against Greenwood (Image: Getty)
Bellingham (left) playing against Greenwood (Image: Getty)

Greenwood had been subject to an internal investigation from United since February when the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued its case against him for attempted rape, assault, and coercive control. He denied all the alleged offences.

United's new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has refused to completely rule out a return to the club for Greenwood.

When asked whether a fresh decision on Greenwood would be made now his minority stake in the club has been confirmed, Ratcliffe said, via the Athletic: "Yes, absolutely. We will make a decision and we will justify it."

The INEOS billionaire added: "He's a Manchester United footballer so we are in charge of football.

"So the answer is yes, we have to make decisions. It's quite clear we have to make a decision. There is no decision that's been made.

"He's on loan obviously but he's not the only one. We've got one or two footballers that we have to deal with and we have to make a decision on so we will do that.

"The process will be: understand the facts not the hype and then try and come to fair decision on the basis of values which is basically is he a good guy or not, and answer could he play sincerely for Manchester United well and would we be comfortable with it and would the fans be comfortable with it."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Mason Greenwood, Jude Bellingham, Football, La Liga, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Getafe