Why do Wales fans sing 'Wales, golf, Madrid' about Gareth Bale? | The Sun

WALES, GOLF, MADRID – in that order. The infamous phrase about Gareth Bale has earned it's own song for the Dragons.

The winger was at the top of his game during his early spell at Real Madrid but things turned sour before he departed for LAFC this summer.

Moving to the MLS to get game time and keep match fitness, Bale has netted twice in 12 games for his new side.

The move was seen as a surprising one, with the Welshman heavily linked with a return to Cardiff before deciding to join the California-based side.

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Why do Wales fans sing 'Wales, golf, Madrid' about Gareth Bale?

With Wales qualifying for Euro 2020 back in 2019, the players took to the pitch to celebrate in front of their fans.

However, Wales caused a storm as Bales' teammates brought a banner onto the pitch during a time where he was facing criticism from Real Madrid fans.

On this banner? 'Wales, golf, Madrid in that order'.

The flag referenced Bale's preference for international football as well as his love for playing golf during his time in Spain, with there being prior heavy criticism for the amount of time he spent on the golf course and injury table for Los Blancos.

Speaking on the banner, Bale previously admitted: "I'd seen the banner a few weeks before.

"The boys had shown me and they said 'if we do qualify, let's try and find it and bring it out.' I was like 'do what you want but I won't be going over to get it.'

"They brought it down, we were all celebrating as a team and I'm not going to not jump around with my teammates.

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"It was a bit of banter. A bit of fun. People can see it how they like."

Since then, Wales fans turned the celebration into a chant to highlight how Bale put his country over his love for golf and club football during his time in Spain.

With Bale now plying his trade at LAFC, it remains to be seen as to whether the chant will be changed during the World Cup.

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