Often, the media here claims to speak in name of supporters, and there is something in that, many of them far from happy with Bale, but some Madrid fans embrace the words of the Wales fans: they see it instead as someone poking fun at the media and the sometimes toxic environment around the club, saying the things that too few in Spain will say. Real Madrid have taken too long to cut him loose. To me, it makes no sense.
It was a bit of banter. They are hurting themselves in a way. Many a true word said in jest and all that. When asked about it in an interview by Sgorio Cymru , he said: 'I've heard it, especially when I was on the bench and when I came off, and the boys were laughing.
They did all they could, winning in Trnava courtesy of Robert Bozenik's 19th-minute goal and another from Marek Hamsik in the 86th. It may be a joke but it also feels deliberate, a point made, a role played, pressure building. His legacy is indeed effected.
At least give me an albatross! At times it can feel like no one can resist, endlessly resorting to some forced golfing reference. So, he stayed and started this year. I haven't spoken to him but that's how he comes across. They sung it to the tune of his usual chant, 'Viva Gareth Bale'. Ramsey's second goal, in the 47th, was a cool finish from close range after he latched onto an acrobatic effort by substitute Kieffer Moore. The thing is, he does not appear to care.
Real Madrid have taken too long to cut him loose. It may be a joke but it also feels deliberate, a point made, a role played, pressure building. Georginio Wijnaldum, standing in as captain, also scored three goals in the Netherlands' victory over Estonia.
Like Bale is forcing the issue. Russia beat San Marino and finished second, with its only losses coming against Belgium. The La Liga giants will hosts back-to-back games at the Bernabeu in the next week, with the meeting with Sociedad promptly followed by a crucial Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.