Bale's agent slams media for creating a false image of Gareth: 'The press are wrong to behave like that'
- Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett feels his client has been treated unfairly by the press.
- He criticised the British media for sticking it to one of their own.
"He is very friendly with everyone, they know what he does and playing golf on a day off is not a crime. If anybody from the club wants to play he is available. He is fine, loves life in Madrid and has always been happy. It is very unfair of the press," said Barnett regarding the onslaught on Bale in the media.
Jonathan is frustrated and angry with the press choosing Gareth as the guy to put the blame on:
"I assure you Gareth does not read the papers about himself. The press are wrong to behave like that, it incites the fans."
He also feels that the British media are not doing anyone a favour for slamming one of their own:
"I also have a big gripe with the British press in that he is one of, if not the best, export that has ever left Britain to play abroad, one of the best players Britain has ever produced and unbelievably, even the newspapers in England don't stop knocking him.
"Ronaldo would never get knocked in Portugal, Lionel Messi wouldn't in Argentina, Neymar would not get knocked in Brazil."
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