Real Madrid have labelled Gareth Bale's "Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order" flag celebration "a joke in very bad taste," sources at the club have told ESPN FC.
Wales captain Bale was pictured laughing and joking with teammates while posing with the fan-made banner after his country secured Euro 2020 qualification in Cardiff on Tuesday.
The image has been front page news in Madrid, where the forward has faced persistent criticism of his injury record and questioning of his commitment to Real Madrid.
WALES. GOLF. MADRID 🏴👏 pic.twitter.com/o1tG7hZzaw— ⚽ Sgorio (@sgorio) November 19, 2019