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AFP
November 21, 2019

Bale’s latest act of rebellion poses new problem for Zidane

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AFP
November 21, 2019

MADRID: Zinedine Zidane faces another crossroads in his handling of Gareth Bale, who appeared to mock Real Madrid after Wales’ 2-0 victory over Hungary on Tuesday.

After sealing qualification for Euro 2020 with a wild win in Cardiff, Bale celebrated next to his team-mates behind a flag that read “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”.

The flag was taken from the crowd after Welsh fans made a slogan out of comments made by former Real Madrid player Predrag Mijatovic during an interview with the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser last month.

“Bale thinks first about the Wales national team, then about golf and then about Madrid,” said Mijatovic.Zidane must now decide whether to punish Bale and what form that punishment should take.

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