Madrid identify Bale aggressors

Real Madrid say they have identified the individuals who are understood to have attacked Gareth Bale’s car and shouted abuse at other players.

The alleged incidents came in the wake of Los Blancos’ 2-1 Clasico defeat to Barcelona on Sunday after the players returned to the club’s training base at Valdebebas to collect their cars.

The club say they will be passing all the information they have been given to Spain’s National Anti-Violence Commission so they can impose the necessary sanctions.

It is understood that one of the perpetrators is a Madrid member and if found guilty will almost certainly be expelled, while legal action is being considered against the others.

A statement on the club’s official website read:

“Following the incidents that occurred involving three individuals in the early hours of this morning outside Ciudad Real Madrid, Real Madrid CF 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 an investigation and provisionally suspend the individual's rights as a member and access to the Santiago Bernabeu 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 – In addition, Real Madrid will take any applicable legal action against the individuals responsible for these incidents."

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