La Liga is investigating an alleged offensive remark made by Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham towards Getafe’s Mason Greenwood.
The alleged incident occurred during the second half of Madrid’s 2-0 victory at Getafe on Thursday, after Bellingham had tackled Greenwood. Videos of the alleged incident from the TV broadcast emerged on social media during the game.
La Liga has confirmed Getafe complained about the alleged incident, and the organisation has hired an expert lip reader to help investigate the matter.
A La Liga statement read: “Getafe yesterday transferred the complaint to the La Liga match director and La Liga, as it always does on these occasions, has requested an expert report on lip reading to investigate the matter and act on the basis of what can be proven beyond doubt (by the lip reader).”
Madrid declined to comment when approached by The Athletic. Getafe have also been approached.
Greenwood joined Getafe side on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United on the final day of the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old was made available for transfer after United confirmed on August 21 that they had abandoned their plan to bring the forward back into the first-team squad.
He had been subject to an internal investigation from United since February when the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) discontinued its case against him for attempted rape, assault, and coercive control. He denied all the alleged offences.
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