According to AFP on Saturday, La Liga are using a lip-reader to investigate claims that Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham insulted Getafe forward Mason Greenwood. Bellingham seemed to speak to his fellow Englishman during Real Madrid’s 2-0 win at Getafe on Thursday.
“Getafe filed a complaint to the La Liga match director and, as is normal on these occasions, (the league) has asked for an expert lip-reading report to investigate the matter and act on the basis of what is proven,” a La Liga spokesman stated.
If Bellingham is accused and found guilty by La Liga, he might face a suspension. Greenwood, 22, is currently on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.
The Premier League club suspended the striker in January 2022 after charges of domestic abuse surfaced. Following an internal inquiry, Manchester United decided that Greenwood should continue his career elsewhere after charges against him, including rape and assault, were dropped in February 2023.
Greenwood, who has one England cap, has four league goals in 18 Getafe appearances this season. Bellingham, 20, is the joint top scorer with 14 goals in the division.