Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham reported by La Liga over alleged Mason Greenwood comment
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 07
The incident has been referred to the Spanish FA (Picture: Getty Images)

The Spanish FA have been asked to investigate ’s alleged slur towards during ’s win over Getafe earlier this month.

Last week’s match at the Estadio Coliseum, which saw Real secure a 2-0 victory thanks to a brace from Joselu, was .

Bellingham had tackled Greenwood close to the touchline and after the ball had gone out of play, the former midfielder was seen uttering a two-syllable word in the direction of his countryman – though the pitch-side microphones did not pick up what was said.

Fans on social media, though, suggested he had mouthed the word ‘rapist’ and an expert lip-reader has since claimed that he is .

La Liga have confirmed they will use their own lip-reader to try and establish the word Bellingham used, while they have also now reported the incident to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

After each gameweek, the league sends a list of incidents to the RFEF for further investigation and action and the Bellingham-Greenwood flashpoint is one that will be looked at.

‘It must also be reported that after the end of the match, messages were detected through social media regarding a possible incident in which visiting player Jude Bellingham allegedly insulted local player Mason Greenwood in English,’ the incident report noted.

Bellingham could potentially face disciplinary proceedings from the RFEF (Picture: Getty)

‘Numerous media outlets have reported on this incident, as evidenced in the attached incident report.’

Greenwood had previously been charged with attempted rape, assault and coercive behaviour in January 2022 but the charges were dropped just over a year later by the Crown Prosecution Service following the withdrawal of key witnesses.

The 22-year-old mutually agreed to leave Manchester United on loan last summer following an internal investigation and has netted five times in 19 La Liga appearances since joining Getafe.

Getafe lodged a complaint to both the La Liga delegate present at the game over the alleged insult from Bellingham and also asked the game’s referee, Ricardo do Burgos Bengoetxea, to record it in his match report.

Bellingham could yet be subject to a disciplinary procedure from the Spanish FA, though without the audio it would be a hard case to prove – particularly with a number of fans suggesting the word said was actually ‘rubbish’.

La Liga’s incident report also noted alleged racist chanting towards Vinicius Jr from Getafe fans during the same game, with the matter again referred to the RFEF for further investigation.

The report entry read: ‘A recording is detected among the crowd in which numerous local fans sing intolerant chants, individually hearing the cries of “sons of b**ches,” “Vinicius, monkey”, being accompanied by several fans with the chant, “Puta Real Madrid”.’

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