It almost looked like the Spanish press had moved on from attacking Gareth Bale for his love of golf and that flag when he celebrated with Wales earlier in the season, but he’s back in the spotlight again.
Real Madrid lost 4-3 at home to Real Sociedad tonight in the Copa del Rey, but that loss included two late goals so it was more comfortable than it looked.
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Gareth Bale wasn’t in the squad, but Diario AS still made a big deal of him leaving the game early:
? Bale se fue en el 82′, con el Madrid luchando por remontar
?? El marcador era de 1-4https://t.co/oEN4jW9RDq
— Diario AS (@diarioas) February 6, 2020
It’s probably not a great look for a player to leave early even if they aren’t involved, but it would make more sense to focus their anger on the players who were on the pitch and played poorly, not Bale.