GARETH BALE lashed out at Spanish media TWICE in 24 hours, yelling: ‘We all know who the real parasite is!’
the real Madrid star delivered a stark warning that “malicious” attacks can damage athletes’ mental health and drive them “over the edge”.
bale has a bitter relationship with some LaLiga media.
Sports newspaper Marca derided him as an insect sucking blood from the club crest, brand him a parasite.
Bale was also a target for heavy criticism after missing 4-0 against Barcelona on Sunday with a nod.
He responded with two miracle gates like Wales beat Austria 2-1 in the World Cup play-off – and celebrated by muttering “suck that” in response to the trolls.
Bale, 32, called his critics “disgraceful” in a post-match interview, adding that they “should be ashamed”.
He then took to social media to criticize Marca’s ‘defamatory and derogatory’ attack.
He wrote: “I’ve got a thick skin, but that doesn’t mean articles like this don’t upset the recipients of these vicious stories.
“I’ve seen the toll they can take on people’s mental and physical health.”
And Bale added: “The daily pressure on athletes is immense. Negative attention could easily overwhelm an already stressed athlete.
“That’s why I want to use my platform to change the way we talk publicly about people.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18071450/gareth-bale-spanish-press-wales/ ‘We all know who the parasite is’ – Gareth Bale slams the Spanish press again as the Welsh hero unleashes ‘malicious’ attacks