Gareth Bale Blasts Referee For Wrong Red Card, But Apologizes To Zidane
Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Zinadine Zidane explained how Gareth Bale apologized after getting sent-off in the Los Blancos’ draw with Las Palmas.
Bale was shown a red-card early-on in the second-half, although Real did manage to salvage a draw with two Cristiano Ronaldo goal.
Bale was about to receive a quick yellow card, but then he shoved his hands in Viera’s chest that saw him get the marching orders from the referee.
Las Palmas scored twice just before the hour mark to make the score 3-1, before Ronaldo found the net twice to level the score.
“I don’t believe that it was deserving of a red card,” the Welshman told Real Madrid TV.
“I was shown the yellow for the foul, I was then pushed and I just pushed him back.
“I want to apologize to the team and the fans. I hope to learn from my mistake”.
Zidane was questioned about Bale’s red-card after the match as he said: “He has apologised. He is not happy with the expulsion.”
“This can happen, it is a fact of the game and we cannot change it.”
“I used to be happy after the matches and now I cannot be happy lately, but this is a very long season and we are going to change it.”
Zidane, although refused to blame the officials for his team dropping crucial points.
“As always I will not get into the subject of the referees. We do not have to look for excuses of that,” the Frenchman said.
“I look at what we can do, and I think we can do better. With what we are doing. There are times of the season that are like this, already three or four games, but we cannot look for excuses with the referee.”