Real Madrid fans are amongst the most turbulent supporters in world football; Carlo Ancelotti became a demi-god last summer after bringing the first European title to the Bernabeu since 2002, but this season he’s public enemy No.1, the source of fans’ frustrations towards the club’s La Liga standing of second-place, forcing club president Fiorentino Perez to deny rumours that the former AC Milan, Chelsea and PSG boss would be sacked if Barcelona won the weekend’s El Clasico.
Well, Real Madrid did lose in the El Clasico, by a 2-1 scoreline, and Ancelotti remains in the job. The fans seem far from happy however, with a small rabble causing some criminal damage in the club’s car park.
According to reports from Sky Sports, former Tottenham star Gareth Bale, who left White Hart Lane for a record-breaking £87million fee in summer 2013, was a particular target, with a group of three men punching and kicking his car as the Welshman attempted to leave the car park.
The disorderly act followed a dismal performance from the 25 year-old, having recorded just 13 touches of the ball against Barcelona and found himself largely isolated on the right wing during the second half – which has only intensified speculation that Bale could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer, as claimed by Mirror Football.
One of the angry supporters has been identified as a registered club member by Real Madrid, and is now suspended pending a disciplinary committee, which could decide to expel him from the club permanently.