Winger Gareth Bale was making a name for himself as somewhat of a bench warmer in the recent weeks as his club, Real Madrid had been undergoing one of the worst stints in the history of their existence.
The players looked unhappy, the manager looked frustrated and the disappointed fans were on the verge of a riot when last night, in a do-or-die kind of a situation for Los Blancos, the Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax) handed them a cruel 4-1 defeat, making them lose 3-5 on aggregate, and knocking them out of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the home to Real Madrid players.
Things particularly went out of hand for Bale who, in what has become more of a trend lately, started the game sitting on the substitution bench. However, the Welsh did lace up his boots and entered the field within 30 mins of play time as Lucas Vazquez went down with an injury.March 5, 2019
Bale's average performance, which also included a shot at the post (but no goals), failed to impress the people of Madrid who voted him as the worst Real Madrid player during last night's heartbreaking defeat.
According to the Spanish publication, Marca, who put to vote the performance of the 14 Los Blancos superstars, Bale received a total of 1,100+ Down Votes while only being able to garner 199 Up Votes. On the other hand, the current Ballon d'Or holder Luca Modric was voted the best Real Madrid player.
The collective heat towards the winger follows a rant by Bale's personal agent Jonathan Barnett.
"This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth's goals for years to come. Frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves... Gareth deserves the greatest of respect. The way the Real fans have treated Gareth is nothing short of a disgrace,” expressed Barnett in a recent interview with Sky. “In the six years he has been in Spain, he has won everything. He's one of the best players in the world. Those fans should be kissing his feet."
Clearly, Bale's agent and Real Madrid fans are not on the same page as they took to Twitter to let the world know exactly how unhappy they are with the footballer's performance:
When Perez asked Bale to step into Ronaldo's shoes pic.twitter.com/9MyTS5EU3k— Chidiebere Ogu ™ï¸ (@chyngyozil) March 5, 2019
September 19th, 2018 was the last time Gareth Bale scored at the Bernabéu.
The guy who was begging to be CR's heir, shat on Zizou & Ancelotti and who's agent recently told us to kiss his feet
Bale too hurt pic.twitter.com/KWQBh8YAUF— Achraf Nidal (@Tweneboah305) March 5, 2019
Bale injured again! We shouldn't be going anywhere near him in the summer. Just another Sanchez! Past it, injury prone and overpriced#MUFC— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) March 5, 2019
Bale twists his foot [The one his agent thinks Real Madrid fans should kiss] and is limping on the pitch.— Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 5, 2019