Gareth Bale’s agent has tagged Real Madrid fans’ treatment of the Welsh international “a disgrace” after he was booed during the defeat by Barcelona.
Real boss Santiago Solari has consistently relegated Bale to the bench in recent weeks while offering only tepid support in the face of heavy criticism in the Spanish press.
Bale was jeered by the home crowd on Saturday when replaced by Marco Asensio as Real suffered their second defeat to Barcelona in just four days.
“This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth’s goals for years to come,” Jonathan Barnett told Sky Sports News. “Frankly they should be ashamed of themselves.
“Gareth deserves the greatest of respect. The way the Real fans have treated Gareth is nothing short of a disgrace.
“In the six years he has been in Spain, he has won everything. He’s one of the best players in the world. Those fans should be kissing his feet.”
Bale has won four Champions League trophies and scored 101 goals in 218 appearances since joining Real from Tottenham for £85 million ($112 million) in 2013.
But he has failed to grab his chance to become the main man at the Bernabeu after the departure to Juventus of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today the team will be up against Ajax in Spain for the second leg fixtures of the Uefa Champions League, round of 16, and Gareth Bale doesn’t look like one of the starters for his last Elclasico performance, despite the team having an edge.