Mason Greenwood has had a fresh breath of air after a long time. The player was previously in limbo at Manchester United after domestic abuse allegations. But he then joined Getafe in a season-long loan, which meant he could be back on the field again.
Yesterday, he made his debut with Getafe against Osasuna in front of his own fans. He came on in the 71st minute as a substitute. In his first game, his team won 3-2 in a very thrilling match. But Greenwood’s debut was marred by an unfortunate incident involving the fans.
Osasuna set for La Liga punishment
While Greenwood got a very good reception from his own fans, a section of the away fans of Osasuna started chanting “Greenwood, die” when he entered the pitch. According to the Athletic, La Liga’s official match observer was present during the chants, and will file a report to start the punishment proceedings.
Osasuna coach Jogoba Arrasate expressed disappointment for his fans’ actions but also pointed out that Getafe fans did the same throughout the game. During the whole game, the home fans sang the chants of “Fuck Osasuna”. Nevertheless, La Liga is investigating the incident and will provide a hefty punishment if the club is found guilty.
The whole incident is reminiscent of the incident involving Vinicius Jr. and Valencia last year. During the last matches of the previous season, Vinicius was racially abused by Valencia fans which led to a massive worldwide backlash. After this, the club was heavily punished by the authorities. Osasuna could now face a similar punishment, which could involve both monetary compensation and the partial closure of stadium stands.
Getafe manager apologizes for Jude Bellingham claim involving Mason Greenwood
Along with the Osasuna fans, even the Getafe manager has been criticized for a previous statement. Jose Bordalas, the head coach of the club, had previously mentioned that Mason Greenwood was convinced by Real Madrid’s golden boy Jude Bellingham himself to join Getafe in La Liga.
However, it has now been revealed to be false, with the Englishman’s entourage calling out Bordelas for his misleading comments.
The coach later apologized for his statement, saying, “I wanted to clear up a misunderstanding there has been. I said that Mason Greenwood came to Getafe because he had spoken to Bellingham.”
He added that he was actually misinformed on the matter and that he didn’t mean anything wrong. “It has been clarified to me that this was not the case. I apologise. Mason arrived in a different way. It was our interest and they offered him to me and we were very interested. I just wanted to clarify that, it was not a bad intention.”
Mason Greenwood can’t seem to escape trouble, wherever he is. Nevertheless, the Englishman will now prepare for his next game with Getafe, which is an away game against Real Sociedad on Sunday.