Mason Greenwood Shines for Getafe, Scores Penalty in Draw Against Real Betis, Extending Season Tally to Seven Goals

Mason Greenwood’s Goal

During Getafe’s recent clash with Real Betis, Mason Greenwood showcased his goal-scoring prowess by converting a penalty, bringing his total goals for the season to seven in all competitions.

The 22-year-old, on loan from Manchester United, confidently struck the ball into the net with his weaker right foot, giving Getafe an early lead.

Support from Manchester United Fans

Following the penalty goal, Manchester United fans took to social media to express their admiration for Greenwood’s performance.

Some fans hailed him as a ‘generational talent,’ while others marveled at his ability to score with his right foot. The goal marked Greenwood’s fifth in 18 LaLiga appearances for Getafe.

Social Media Reactions

On social media, one fan suggested that Mason Greenwood’s recent goal is a testament to his exceptional talent and expressed a desire to see him back at Manchester United.

The fan even speculated about Greenwood potentially replacing another player in the squad.

Controversial Incident with Jude Bellingham

Days before this impressive performance, Greenwood found himself at the center of controversy during Real Madrid’s derby victory over Getafe.

Jude Bellingham’s harsh tackle on Greenwood led to an alleged insult, with some fans speculating that Bellingham mouthed the word ‘rapist.’

Expert lip-readers, after reviewing the footage, expressed a 97% confidence that the insult was indeed used.

Background on Greenwood’s Legal Situation

The controversy surrounding the insult comes in the context of Greenwood’s legal history.

In January 2022, he faced charges of attempted rape, assault, and coercive behavior, but the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charges in February 2023 due to the withdrawal of key witnesses.

Potential Ramifications and Investigation

While LaLiga lacks the authority to sanction players, if it is confirmed that Bellingham insulted Greenwood, the matter will be referred to the disciplinary committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

However, the process is expected to be lengthy, involving consultations and deliberations, spanning weeks rather than days.

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