Real Madrid suspend club member over Bale and Jese car attacks

Three irate fans tried to kick and punch the vehicles of Gareth Bale and Jese as they tried to leave the club’s training complex after their Clasico defeat in Catalunya

Real Madrid have suspended one club member and identified the two other supporters responsible for insulting and kicking some players’ cars after Sunday’s Liga loss to Barcelona.

Footage emerged of one fan striking Jese’s car window and two others trying to kick and punch Gareth Bale’s car.

The pair were also verbally abused, as was coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is under increasing pressure after the 2-1 loss at Camp Nou left Madrid four points behind Liga leaders Barcelona.

“Following the incidents that occurred involving three individuals in the early hours of this morning outside Ciudad Real Madrid, Real Madrid C. F. wishes to outline the following:

“1.- The Club has already identified the individuals responsible, one a Real Madrid member, for these aggressive and violent actions against several of our players.

“2.- Details of this member’s identity have been sent to the Club’s Discipline Commission, requesting that it expel the individual from Real Madrid for what is considered a very serious offence.

“3.- This afternoon, the Discipline Commission held an emergency meeting and decided to open a disciplinary investigation and provisionally suspend the individual’s rights as a member and access to the Santiago Bernabéu or any Real Madrid facilities.

“4.- Real Madrid has notified Spain’s National Anti-Violence Commission of the incidents that took place, as well as the identities of the individuals responsible, requesting that it apply those sanctions that it considers appropriate.

“5.- Furthermore, Real Madrid will take any applicable legal action against the individuals responsible for these incidents.”

Sergio Ramos was also present at the time and he intervened when he saw Jese being targeted in the car in front of his.

“This should not happen,” the defender said. “These guys were my age.  I drove up behind Jese’s car and heard what was said, so I took a stand.

“I stopped the car, rolled down the window and told them they were in the wrong. 

“The best thing I did was beeping Jese to drive away. Sometimes the fans wants to express themselves but not in this way.”

Bale joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur last summer and played a key role in the club winning the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his first season at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, his form and fitness have come under mounting scrutiny this season and he has been booed during some home games.

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