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Bale avoids punishment for celebration against Atletico

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Published on March 03, 2019 with No Comments

Gareth Bale is free to play in both El Clasicos against Barcelona this week after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided  not to punish the Real Madrid forward for his celebration against Atletico Madrid.

After scoring in Real’s 3-1 victory earlier this month, Bale threw one arm under the other towards the Atletico fans, a gesture considered offensive in Spain.

La Liga filed a complaint against Bale for what it described as “a gesture of potentially obscene meaning” but the referee did not include the incident in his report.

The RFEF has confirmed in a statement it has not “found a breach of the rules of the game or action deserving either warning or disciplinary action”.

But his selection in Madrid’s starting line-up remains in doubt. Santiago Solari has picked him only twice in the last eight matches and Bale has been heavily criticised for refusing to celebrate a goal he scored against Levante last weekend.

 

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