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Gareth Bale erases Real Madrid from social media activity

The Welsh forward has not posted a single photo of himself wearing a Real Madrid shirt since August. Since then, injuries have kept him out of the side.

Gareth Bale erases Real Madrid from social media activity

Gareth Bale is back in the eye of the hurricane. His last appearance for Real Madrid was on 28 August (he played 66 minutes of the 0-1 win against Betis at the Benito Villamarín) and since then, various injuries have kept him out of the side. Last week his agent, Jonathan Barnett, took a potshot at Madrid fans for how he claims they treat the player. “They've been horrible to him,” he said, reiterating his thoughts in declarations to AS.

Bale appears to have stopped engaging with Madrid fans altogether with no interaction on social media since August. He hasn't posted anything on his official Twitter account since 15 August, one days after taking part in the team's 1-4 victory against Alavés on the opening day of the season. And if we check his Instagram account, the last photo taken with his team mates was one of him celebrating with goal scorer Dani Carvajal during the Betis game, his last appearance for the first team on 28 August.

Proud Welshman

However, in the meantime, there have been several photos published on Bale's social media accounts of him with colleagues from the Wales national team during the recent World Cup qualifiers and international breaks in September and October. The most recent image which Bale uploaded is one of him hugging team mate Wayne Hennessey, following the victory over Belarus earlier this month when he reached 100 caps for Wales. Bale is understandably proud of his country and hitting the milestone of 100 appearances for the national team. But its as though Real Madrid has ceased to exist for him now.