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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid’s former Spurs man is scared of hugs

by | 7th, September 2013

FORMER Spurs player Gareth Bale did not play in Wales defeat in Macedonia. The Real Madrid star did however make it on to the pitch, where he was involved in a “SCARE“.

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There was grappling. There was “hassle“. It was “ugly“. There were “pitch invaders“.

Later on, we read of the half-time horror:

The Wales winger was warming up on the pitch with fellow substitute Adam Matthews when they were confronted by two fans. Celtic midfielder Matthews stepped in to give Bale protection before security staff hurriedly hustled the man away, and Bale did his best to laugh off the incident.

The Times is no less dramatic about the story of two football fans who wanted to touch the world’s most expensive footballer:

Gareth Bale discovered last night the price to be paid for becoming the world’s most expensive footballer. Four days after completing his £85.2 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, the Wales attacking midfielder was confronted on the pitch as he warmed up at half-time during their defeat in Skopje. Bale was confronted by two fans, angrily pushing one away.

The Sun:

Gareth Bale was confronted by two pitch-invading yobs in Macedonia last night.

The last word is with the ever-useful SportsKeeda, India’s news source of Bale news:

Gareth Bale taken aback by pitch invaders at the World Cup qualifier

Oh, the drama…

 

Wales player Gareth Bale takes a seat on the bench during the World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying soccer match against Macedonia, at Philip II arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Wales player Gareth Bale takes a seat on the bench during the World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying soccer match against Macedonia, at Philip II arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Or as the Associated Press put it:

Two fans try to hug the Wales’ player Gareth Bale

 

Two fans try to hug the Wales' player Gareth Bale, second right, during a pause in the World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying soccer match against Macedonia, at Philip II arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

 

Two fans try to hug the Wales' player Gareth Bale, center, during a pause in the World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying soccer match against Macedonia, at Philip II arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

 

Wales' player Gareth Bale, center, jokes while sitting on the bench during a World Cup 2014 Group A qualifying soccer match against Macedonia, at Philip II arena in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

 

Wales' Gareth Bale (left) jokes around with Adam Matthews (right) during the training session at the Phillip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 5, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Wales’ Gareth Bale (left) jokes around with Adam Matthews

 



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