Getafe ‘report Jude Bellingham’ after fans claim they spotted Real Madrid superstar muttering shocking insult to Mason Greenwood
- Some supporters claimed Jude Bellingham insulted Greenwood
- Bellingham’s Real Madrid team beat Greenwood’s Getafe 2-0 on Thursday night
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Getafe asked the match referee during the team’s 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid to include the alleged shocking insult that Jude Bellingham may have aimed at Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood left Manchester United on loan last summer after reaching a mutual agreement with the club that it was best for him to start his career elsewhere after he was arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of a number of charges including attempted to rape.
The Crown Prosecution Service subsequently dropped the charges in February 2023, but Greenwood was loaned out to Getafe and he made a positive start to life in Spain.
Thursday’s showdown pitted the two English players against each other and according to some viewers, it produced unsavory scenes.
After the 22-year-old was dealt a nasty attack, the camera focused on Bellingham, who some fans say muttered the word ‘rapist’ in the direction of the Getafe forward.
Jude Bellingham (white) and Mason Greenwood (blue) faced off in the derby clash on Thursday night.
Some fans on social media claimed that Bellingham mumbled an insult against Greenwood
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The club asked referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea to include the words in his report, as well as to notify the LaLiga delegate present at the match to review footage of the alleged insult, according to Cadena SER.
The club are not thought to be pressing charges against Bellingham but are keen to study the footage after a clip of the incident went viral on social media.
The inclusion of the incident in the match report could still subject Bellingham to disciplinary proceedings from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), but it is likely to be difficult to prove that the former Borussia Dortmund star made the statement without accompanying audio.
Madrid took the lead in the 14th minute through Joselu before the former Stoke City forward doubled his tally 10 minutes into the second half.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s victory took them back to the top of LaLiga, two points ahead of second-placed surprise package Girona.
Madrid welcome cross-town rivals Atletico on Sunday ahead of a top-flight clash against the Catalan club next Saturday.
It came just after the Real Madrid sensation tackled Greenwood near the touchline
Greenwood could not get into the game, even though he played the full 90 minutes
“If we win the next two games, we will have six more points and that will be good,” Ancelotti told a press conference.
“Let’s hope we can count on Rudiger (for Sunday’s derby), I think he can recover. We have two days to try and get him back, it’s a big blow to the thigh.’
Greenwood ended up playing the full 90 minutes against Madrid but was unable to influence the result as Joselu’s heroics sealed victory.
The Man United loanee did hit the post just after the break after a shot from outside the area.
Madrid dominated from the start and Joselu got a huge header from Dani Carvajal’s cross to put the visitors ahead in the first quarter of the game.
He had a great chance to increase Real’s lead in the 38th minute, but his shot was saved with one hand by goalkeeper David Soria.
Joselu finally scored a shot to secure an important win for Real Madrid and their title hopes
Already missing regulars including goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defenders David Alaba and Eder Militao, Real manager Carlo Ancelotti suffered another setback when centre-back Antonio Rudiger did not return after the break due to a leg injury.
Joselu extended Real’s lead moments after the break, assisting a low shot from a fine pass from Vinicius Jr.
He could have completed his hat-trick when he broke through after a quick counter-attack but tried to set up Vinicius who clipped the ball straight at Soria from close range.
Soria made good saves from Federico Valverde and Vinicius and Getafe could have reduced the deficit after Borja Mayoral capitalized on a mistake, but Real goalkeeper Andriy Lunin pulled off a brilliant save to keep his point-blank shot onto the post.