Bale was meant to be Real Madrid's star, post Ronaldo. So why do the fans hate him?

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They were never going to kiss Gareth Bale's feet, even less so after his agent said they should, but they might have offered a little encouragement.

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On Wednesday night, Real Madrid were two goals down after half an hour against Ajax, losing 3-2 on aggregate, when Bale appeared on the touchline ready to replace Lucas Vazquez.The unthinkable was happening: The European Champions were on their way out unless someone could change this and come to their rescue. Madrid had to score. They needed someone; they needed him.

Not long before half-time, Bale hit the post, but Ajax scored two more to defeat the European champions and eliminate them three years after - 1012 days on - from the last time it happened. The first season post-Ronaldo was over in March, ending in disaster. The first Gareth Bale Season -- and maybe the last.

Toni Kroos, who admitted that they have"all been below our level, myself included," has been criticised. So too has Sergio Ramos, watching the disaster unfold from inside a glass-fronted box where he sat serving a suspension he admitted he'd sought. Welshman Gareth Bale failed to stop Real Madrid being knocked out of the last 16 of the Champions League. (Photo: AFP/JAVIER SORIANO)

He was reassured that he wouldn't. More than that, he was reassured that he would play a central role, especially as he wasn't the only one threatening to go that night. Ronaldo did too, and Ronaldo did go. As accusations go, they're not the most heinous crimes. Nor is his limited ability to speak Spanish, although that too was a recurring theme and an increasingly bitter one; at times, it was presented as the ultimate evidence that he should be booted out.

While Bale has been hugely successful and boasts a superb goal-scoring record - he has 101 goals at the club - it has not always felt enough. It is strange in a way that doubts surround a player who has done what he has done, but they do.

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🤣he is not a star, he was not a star, he never be star, bale is self-absorbed, egoist, arrogant player , go back to London Club

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