After Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey finals 2-1 thanks to Gareth Bale’s insane solo goal in the 85th minute, the local law enforcement decided to have some fun.
With the game played in Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium, the Valencia police force issued Bale a fake speeding ticket for his race down the touchline past a helpless Marc Bartra, subsequently scoring the winning goal.
The ticket is made out to “Mr. Gareth Bale, RMCF [Real Madrid Club Futbol], 2014 Copa Del Rey champion.”
“Reckless overtaking, crossing the continuous white line, and exceeding the speed limit.”
They went further, adding a vehicle description:
“Registration: 11” (his kit number)
“Class: A lot”
“Scores: and assists” (Scores is akin to make)
“Model: not at the moment”
They “fined” him 100 euros, because why not? Here’s a picture of the ticket:
Also notice, they did not give a ticket to poor Marc Bartra, who was likely only traveling the speed limit when Bale whizzed by him. I’m sure the Valencia police
Unfamiliar with the goal that Bale was issued a speeding ticket for? Here’s a look. Try not to blink:
The three men up for this year’s honor are Alessandro Florenzi (WATCH HERE), Lionel Messi (WATCH HERE) and Wendell Lira (WATCH HERE) — all scorers of fantastically beautiful goals this year.
That means Carli Lloyd, who made the original list of nominees before being whittled down to just three, is shockinglytragicallyscandalously criminally not a finalist for this year’s award. Reminder: This is the goal we’re talking about.
All signs seemed to point toward an all-too-familiar outcome for the David Beckham-led investment group hoping to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to the city of Miami: another failed plan in their bid to build a brand new stadium.
Earlier this month, newly-joined all-world sports executive Tim Leiweke warned that groups or individuals currently owning the various parcels of land surrounding the Miami Marlins’ baseball stadium, the latest site Miami Beckham United (MBU) had chosen, were making “unrealistic” demands and threatened to derail the project at that location.
“It’s going to be withdrawn from the next agenda because the Beckham group has not acquired the private properties that are needed to construct the stadium on that site.”
“The residents expect us to hold these teams to the fire,” Suarez said. “A lot of times they’re financed by wealthy people and they want some sort of a public subsidy, which is very controversial as well, which is why we were going to take it to referendum.”
On Sunday, during halftime of the league’s Eastern Conference final, MLS commissioner Don Garber was asked about the Miami stadium situation, to which he responded, “We think Miami will be a great market. We found a reasonably good site. I’m confident that we’ll get something done there.”
MBU is reportedly being held to something of a deadline by the MLS board of governors, which meets every year ahead of MLS Cup, with this weekend’s sit-down thought of as a target date to have something concrete going forward. Meanwhile, Sacramento Republic FC, an MLS expansion hopeful currently playing in the USL (third division), announced last week they would be moving forward with building their brand new MLS-sized stadium, expansion bid or not.