• 25 Apr, 2024

In a recent football match between Getafe and Real Madrid, tensions flared as accusations surfaced of Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham directing a derogatory term at Mason Greenwood.

Getafe reported the incident to La Liga, prompting an investigation by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

The alleged incident, occurring after a contentious tackle, has sparked discussions about p

In a recent football match between Getafe and Real Madrid, tensions flared as accusations surfaced of Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham directing a derogatory term at Mason Greenwood.

Getafe reported the incident to La Liga, prompting an investigation by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

The alleged incident, occurring after a contentious tackle, has sparked discussions about potential sanctions for Bellingham.

However, Greenwood, who had previously faced legal issues, is reportedly urging authorities to drop the investigation, seeking to move past the incident and focus on football.

The Clash and Social Media Reaction:

During the match, Bellingham executed a robust tackle on Greenwood, leading to the ball going out of play.

Social media quickly buzzed with footage suggesting that Bellingham muttered the word 'rapist' towards Greenwood during the incident.

The aftermath saw an influx of messages on various platforms discussingGreenwood's Legal History:

Greenwood had previously faced serious legal charges, including attempted rape, assault, and coercive behavior in January 2022.

However, these charges were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February 2023 due to the withdrawal of key witnesses.

The resurfacing of such a term during the recent match adds a complex layer to the incident, intertwining the on-field clash with Greenwood's past legal troubles.

Potential Sanctions for Bellingham:

Spanish reports suggest that Bellingham could face sanctions of up to four games if found guilty of uttering the alleged insult to Greenwood.

The Spanish FA's Competition Committee received a report from a lip-reading expert, ordered by RFEF, who claimed to be '97 per cent confident' that Bellingham did mouth the insult at Greenwood.

An investigating judge has been assigned to gather all available information, including statements from involved parties, to propose either a sanction or dismiss the complaint.

Greenwood's Plea to Drop the Investigation:

Contrary to expectations, Greenwood has expressed a desire for authorities to drop the investigation and spare Bellingham from punishment.

Sources report that Greenwood, while upset at the time, wishes to avoid bad publicity and is keen on moving forward with his football career.

Recognizing the possibility of being a target for such incidents, Greenwood appears to have developed a resilient mindset to navigate the challenges that come with his public profile.

Getafe's Loan Agreement and Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Comments:

Greenwood joined Getafe on loan after mutually parting ways with Manchester United following an internal investigation into his conduct.

There were initial indications that Greenwood would not play for United again.

However, after a £1.

3 billion minority investment in the club by Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the door seemingly opened for a potential return.

Ratcliffe emphasized the importance of making decisions aligned with the club's values, refraining from specific comments on Greenwood's case.

Greenwood's Performance at Getafe:

Amidst the ongoing investigation, Greenwood has been active on the pitch, scoring seven goals and providing five assists in 25 matches for Getafe this season.

His performance underscores his commitment to contributing positively to the team despite off-field controversies.