Getafe boss defends Mason Greenwood after Jude Bellingham’s alleged slur… with Jose Bordalas referring to his star forward as a ‘great guy’ with ‘exemplary behaviour’

  • Jose Bordalas says Mason Greenwood is a ‘great guy’ with ‘exemplary behaviour’
  • He defended the forward after Jude Bellingham allegedly called him a ‘rapist’ 
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Getafe manager Jose Bordalas defended Mason Greenwood and the 22-year-old a ‘great guy who has exemplary behaviour’ after Jude Bellingham was reported to LaLiga for allegedly calling the forward a ‘rapist’.

The two English players went head-to-head in their first meeting of the season following Greenwood’s move to LaLiga side Getafe in September of last year and Bellingham’s signing with Real Madrid in June.

The clash on Thursday evening Bellingham land a crunching tackle on the Getafe player to force the ball out of play, and when footage of the incident circulated on social media, fans believe they noticed the England international mutter the word ‘rapist’ at the forward.

This was because Greenwood had previously been charged with attempted rape, assault, and coercive behaviour in January 2022. However, the charges were dropped on February 2023 by the Crown Prosecution Service following the withdrawal of key witnesses.

Nevertheless, the 22-year-old forward mutually agreed to leave former side Manchester United on loan following the conclusion of an internal investigation into the player’s conduct off the pitch.

Getafe manager Jose Bordalas (pictured above) has defended Mason Greenwood

Bordalas called the 22-year-old forward a 'great guy who has exemplary behaviour'

It came after Jude Bellingham was reported to LaLiga for allegedly calling the forward a ‘rapist’.

He called the 22-year-old a ‘great guy who has exemplary behaviour’ after Jude Bellingham was reported to LaLiga for allegedly calling the forward a ‘rapist’

The alleged comment came just after the Real Madrid sensation had tackled Greenwood near the touchline during their game on Thursday afternoon

The alleged comment came just after the Real Madrid sensation had tackled Greenwood near the touchline during their game on Thursday afternoon 

Greenwood was hoping he could help Getafe beat Real Madrid on Thursday afternoon. However, they ended up losing the fixture 2-0 thanks to a brace from Joselu. 

During an interview after the game, Getafe head coach Bordalas disappointment in not only the result but the treatment of Greenwood – stating he is a ‘great guy who has exemplary behaviour’. 

Speaking about Bellingham’s alleged slur, the Spaniard said: ‘I know the same thing that you know. It’s not up to me, it’s the club, La Liga and the Federation that have to make an assessment about it.

‘The only thing that I can say is that I ask for respect from Mason Greenwood because he is a great guy. He is a man who respects everyone and has exemplary behaviour.’

Getafe decided to take action after the game and referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea to record the alleged insult in his match report.

Doing so could yet subject Bellingham to a disciplinary procedure from the Spanish football federation (RFEF), although without audio, it could be a hard case to prove.

Getafe have also reported the incident to the LaLiga deligate present at Estadio Coliseum to record the alleged insult, although the club has not levelled a formal complaint at Bellingham.

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