La Liga is taking a meticulous approach to investigate an alleged comment by Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham directed at Getafe’s Mason Greenwood during Thursday’s game.
Following Getafe’s “formal complaint,” La Liga emphasizes a commitment to acting based on concrete evidence in the matter.
The incident unfolded after Bellingham’s tackle on Greenwood during Real’s 2-0 victory, with a subsequent clip gaining widespread attention on social media.
The target of Bellingham’s alleged comment remains unclear.
In a Friday statement, La Liga revealed that Getafe filed a formal complaint with the league’s match director.
Following standard procedure, an expert lip-reading report has been requested to delve into the incident thoroughly.
The league emphasizes its commitment to a fair and evidence-based investigation.
Greenwood, 22, currently on a season-long loan at Getafe from Manchester United, has faced scrutiny since August when he left United by mutual agreement following a six-month internal investigation into his conduct.
Charges, including attempted rape and assault, were dropped in February.
Despite the off-field issues, Greenwood has managed to score six goals in 21 appearances this season.
On the other hand, Bellingham, a 20-year-old summer signing for Real Madrid at 103 million euros (£88.5 million), has been a standout performer with 18 goals in 27 appearances for Los Blancos.
The investigation adds another layer of scrutiny to an already intense football season.