La Liga investigates Bellingham’s over alleged comment towards Mason Greenwood


La Liga is using a lip-reading specialist to examine an alleged comment made by Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham towards Getafe’s Mason Greenwood in Thursday’s match.

Getafe allegedly “filed a formal complaint” with La Liga, and the team will “act based on hard evidence”.

Bellingham, an England international, tackled Greenwood during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory, which sparked the confrontation.

Following the event, a video clip became popular on social media.

It’s unclear to whom Bellingham allegedly said the remarks.

In a statement on Friday, La Liga said: “Yesterday, Getafe filed a formal complaint with the La Liga match director who, as per standard procedure in such cases, has requested an expert lip-reading report to investigate the matter and act based on hard evidence.”

On September 1, Greenwood, 22, went on a season-long loan from Manchester United to Getafe.

The one-cap England international will depart United by mutual consent in August following a six-month internal probe into his behavior, the club announced.

It happened after the player’s charges—which included assault and attempted rape—were dropped in February.

With 21 appearances this season, Greenwood, whose contract at Old Trafford expires in 2025, has scored six goals.

Bellingham, 20, scored 18 goals in 27 games for Los Blancos since joining Real for 103 million euros (£88.5 million) in the summer.