Watch Gareth Bale REFUSE to hold Real Madrid pennant before Champions League defeat at Paris Saint-Germain
What’s the relationship between Gareth Bale and Real Madrid like? It’s complicated…
The LaLiga giants forked out £85million to sign the Welsh wizard in 2013, which was a world-record transfer fee at the time.
In his six years at the Bernabeu, Bale has helped Real Madrid succeed, particularly on the European stage.
He’s scored in two Champions League finals including in the victory over Liverpool in 2018 where he scored an incredible overhead kick at an important moment.
Bale was rewarded with a new contract in 2016 which sees him earn a whopping £350,000-a-week but it seems like neither the club nor the fans have really taken to him.
He’s even nicknamed ‘The Golfer’ by his team-mates due to his lack of playing time at Real Madrid.
His future in Spain looked over when they re-appointed Zinedine Zidane, who does not get on with Bale as the new manager.
But Bale ended up staying despite his best efforts to move to the Chinese Super League and it looks as though he and Zidane have set aside their differences aside in order to help the team get results.
Bale started Real Madrid’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week and he scored a brilliant volley but it was correctly ruled out for handball in the build-up.
However, it was a night to forget for Bale and Los Blancos as they suffered a 3-0 blitzing at the hands of the French giants.
Bale wasn’t at his best but neither were any of his team-mates, however some new footage could see the former Tottenham man receive more criticism from fans.
As the Real Madrid players posed for a team photo, Raphael Varane attempted to hand over the club pennant over to Bale.
Bale pauses before eventually taking it off the defender.
And while the slow motion video makes the exchange seem longer than it actually was, there’s no getting away from what Bale did next.
He took hold of the pennant before swiftly passing it on to Dani Carvajal just before the picture was taken. Below you can see the incredible footage.
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