Tottenham ace Bale cops Olympics backlash

Tottenham ace Gareth Bale has been criticised for skipping the Olympics.

Bale started and scored in Tottenham's friendly draw with LA Galaxy yesterday.

Bale came under fire on Twitter, with former Wales star Robbie Savage posting: "So A legend like [Ryan] giggs plays for the GB team , but bale who pulls out with injury scores for spurs last night , is that right ?

"Wales capt [Aaron] Ramsey, most decorated player giggs , prem league winner [Micah] Richards , does bale think he's better than that even if he is class !"

Former England captain Gary Lineker posted: "Gareth Bale who pulled out of the Olympics through injury played for Spurs last night. Once in a lifetime opportunity thrown away #baffled."

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