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Football fans think Gareth Bale shouted 'suck it' after scoring for Wales, as he responded to MARCA calling him a 'parasite.'
Bale was in peak Wales mode for the national side on Thursday night as he scored twice to help his side through to a World Cup qualification play off final, with his first being a worldie of a free kick.
The performance came just hours after a Spanish journalist ripped him apart and called him a 'parasite' and on taking money from Real Madrid added, "Well, more than blood, he sucked, and sucks, the club's euros."
The former most expensive player in the world had the perfect chance to respond to his critics after curling in the set piece goal, and fans think he did.
According to social media, the 32-year-old screamed 'suck it' into the television camera at the end of his celebration, or at least that's what people reckon.
Bale screaming 'SUCK THAT' into the camera in response to Marca calling him a 'Welsh parasite' :eyes::syringe: https://t.co/EjRzxw1wCu- Ben Nagle (@bennagle17) March 24, 2022
Did bale just scream suck that in the camera- Angie (@angie_cfc) March 24, 2022
Did Bale just say 'Suck on that!'?- van Bluenose (@NorseSon) March 24, 2022
"Suck that" - I love Gareth Bale :flag_black: pic.twitter.com/aL86cGUKSD- Alastair Davies (@Alastair_Davies) March 25, 2022
As well as including a response in his celebration, the former Tottenham Hotspur star was always forthright in his post match interview about the criticism.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Bale said, "No! I don't need to send a message, honestly.
"I don't need to send a message, it's a waste of my time, it's disgusting and they should all be ashamed of themselves. I'm not fussed, end of."
Whether he needed to send a message or not, he certainly sent one and you can understand why he prefers playing for his country, considering the way the Spanish press and Real fans treat him.
After all he has scored winning goals in Champions League and Copa del Rey finals.