UD Las Palmas star Jonathan Viera has denied he insulted Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale to provoke the Welshman into getting sent off.
The teams met a couple of weeks ago and Viera refuted claims made by El Confidencial via his official twitter account that he had verbally attacked Bale.
The newspaper claimed he had called Bale a “white monkey” and “simian”.
Viera wrote: “I want to say publicly that in no moment of the game, or afterwards, did I insult Real Madrid player Gareth Bale.”
After Bale kicked out at him and then pushed him he was sent off and Madrid drew the game 3-3.