Football: Bale sees red for first time in Madrid career

Real Madrid's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale reacts after failing to score.
Real Madrid's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale reacts after failing to score.PHOTO: EPA

MADRID (AFP) - Gareth Bale was sent-off for the first time in his Real Madrid career for lashing out at Las Palmas midfielder Jonathan Viera on Wednesday (March 1).

Bale was shown a straight red three minutes into the second-half with the scores level at 1-1 for pushing Viera after reacting angrily to a late challenge by the Spaniard.

The Welshman has only recently returned to action after three months out due to ankle ligament damage.