Wales. Golf. Madrid.
Three words that caused such a stir. Whether it was a media frenzy and an entire fanbase ticked off beyond belief or a collective round of applause and laughter from everyone else, it got plenty of people talking.
While his Real Madrid adventure has taken a rather progressive plummet over the past two seasons, Gareth Bale’s golfing success has only just begun.
Well, not really begun, since Bale has been playing golf for a good number of years. But it’s only really been cast into the limelight as a parallel to his struggles at the Santiago Bernabeu. With his Los Blancos spell taking a turn for the worse, his love of golfing has been used as weapon against him by a certain country’s media.
In times like these, when you’re still a world-class footballer getting paid a shedload of money and living a pretty swanky life, one can presume, sometimes, it’s best just to embrace it.
Bale certainly does that.
As we saw when Wales secured qualification to the upcoming European Championships, the forward had no issue in celebrating wildly with a ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid,’ flag that sought to rank his priorities in order.
It was one man’s answer to a nation’s lambasting, and no matter how ill-judged you may have thought it was, it was bloody funny.
That died down ever so slightly, but the bizarre furore over his love for something else in white has always stayed prevalent. And, in a bid to keep up to date with his one-man battle against media scrutiny, he’s done it again.
With Madrid back in training ahead of La Liga’s resumption, the players took time to pose for a photo. Each member did their best flex, all bar one, of course.
What else was Bale actually going to do?
He’s loving this. You can tell. He couldn’t give less of a s–t about what people think, and we have to commend him for that.
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