Mason Greenwood, Real Madrid
Mason Greenwood. Image: Getafe CF

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Real Madrid star alleged to have called Greenwood a ‘rapist’

A Real Madrid football star caused a social media stir after appearing to direct an insult of ‘rapist’ towards Mason Greenwood.

02-02-24 14:43
Mason Greenwood, Real Madrid
Mason Greenwood. Image: Getafe CF

*Note: This is an updated article on Greenwood

For the better part of 18 months, there was no clarity on Mason Greenwood’s future after allegations of rape and assault first came to light in early 2022.

The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service ultimately dropped the charges, and although Manchester United was yet to reveal an internal investigation’s outcome, it was confirmed in the second half of last year that he would be leaving the club.

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He has since moved on loan to Spanish club Getafe where he has restarted his career.


However, in a recent game against Real Madrid, the camera focused on Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham, who some fans believed muttered the word ‘rapist’ in the direction of the Getafe forward. 

According to the Daily Mail, Getafe have asked the match referee during the side’s 2-0 defeat to include the alleged insult in his post-match report, while also apparently notifying the LaLiga delegate present at the game to review footage of the alleged insult.

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In a bombshell statement last year, the youngster denied he did the things he was accused of, and explained the reasoning behind his decision to leave Old Trafford.

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“I want to start by saying I understand that people will judge me because of what they have seen and heard on social media, and I know people will think the worst. I was brought up to know that violence or abuse in any relationship is wrong, I did not do the things I was accused of, and in February I was cleared of all charges,” he wrote.

“However, I fully accept I made mistakes in my relationship, and I take my share of responsibility for the situations which led to the social media post. I am learning to understand my responsibilities to set a good example as a professional footballer, and I’m focused on the big responsibility of being a father, as well as a good partner.

“The decision has been part of a collaborative process between Manchester United, my family and me. The best decision for us all, is for me to continue my football career away from Old Trafford, where my presence will not be a distraction for the club. I thank the club for their support since I joined aged seven. There will always be a part of me which is United.

“I am enormously grateful to my family and all my loved ones for their support, and it is now for me to repay the trust those around me have shown. I intend to be a better footballer, but most importantly a good father, a better person, and to use my talents in a positive way on and off the pitch.”

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