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Ronaldo urges Real fans to back Bale



ZURICH, Switzerland, January 13 – Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid fans to get behind Gareth Bale – and stop booing the Wales forward.

Bale came under fire for going for goal instead of passing to an unmarked Ronaldo during Saturday’s Primera Division win over Espanyol.

Despite showing his frustration at the time, Ronaldo insists there is no issue between Bale and himself him while urging the Madrid fans to ‘be nice’ to the former Tottenham winger.

Speaking to reporters at the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony, where he was voted the best player in the world for the third time, Ronaldo said: “Madrid fans are always the same, they are very intense, they show what they feel, they aren’t liars.

“But I think the things with ‘Gaz’ are normal because they know that Gaz is a very important player for us, a key player.

“What happened on Saturday is in the past, sometimes I make mistakes too so it’s part of the business, part of football. I think the people will be nice with him and they should be nice with him.”