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Bellingham could face TEN-game ban for alleged Greenwood ‘rapist’ slur

Jude Bellingham may be looking at a significant ten-game suspension for an alleged verbal offense directed at Mason Greenwood.

The event occurred during a recent La Liga encounter between Getafe and Real Madrid, where the English player was involved.

Real Madrid star Bellingham stands accused of directing an offensive comment towards Greenwood during the match, prompting Getafe to file a formal complaint with La Liga.

The league has since escalated the matter to the competition committee of the RFEF, Spain’s football federation.

A judge will be appointed by the committee to investigate the allegation, with a decision on Bellingham’s potential punishment expected within the next fortnight.

If found guilty and the incident is deemed ‘serious,’ a four-game suspension is likely for the Three Lions star.

However, if the claim is considered ‘grave,’ the 20-year-old could face a ten-match ban, with both Real Madrid and Getafe having ten days to lodge appeals.

Getafe is resolute in their belief that Bellingham used offensive language towards Greenwood, despite Madrid’s assertion that evidence is inconclusive.

Additionally, the 14-time European Cup champions express surprise at LaLiga’s decision to involve the football federation.

The situation has raised eyebrows in Spain due to an unwritten rule in LaLiga where teams typically accept that no action will be taken on incidents not spotted by match officials, hence they are often swept under the rug.

Speaking about the allegation against Bellingham, La Liga said: “It must also be reported that after the end of the match, messages were detected through social media regarding a possible incident in which visiting player Jude Bellingham allegedly insulted local player Mason Greenwood in English after an action in the game.

“Numerous media outlets have reported on this incident, as confirmed in the attached incident report.”

Bellingham is presently out of action due to an ankle injury sustained during Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Girona.

The ex-Birmingham City talent has enjoyed a remarkable beginning to his tenure in Madrid, scoring an impressive 20 goals in 29 matches since his £88 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

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