Jude Bellingham and Mason Greenwood fell out during Real Madrid 2-0 La Liga win over Getafe at the Coliseum Stadium, MySportDab reports.
After launching a rough challenge on Mason Greenwood close to the halfway line, a viral footage shows Jude Bellingham apparently hurling verbal abuse at Mason Greenwood.
Since the footage surfaced, there have been speculations the Real Madrid sensation called Mason Greenwood a rapist.
Getafe were reportedly furious with the incident and had lodged a complaint with La Liga for redress.
La Liga issued a statement that they have begun an investigation into the incident and will employ a lip reader to find out what Jude Bellingham actually said to Greenwood.
Bellingham’s gesture has been described as unprofessional by fans and analysts but it is still a dicey situation as it is yet to be determined what he actually said in the clip – whether he mouthed insults on Greenwood or not.
As of the time of filing this report, there is no audio evidence yet to ascertain the claims and it is understood lack of evidence could be a major bane to the likelihood of subjecting Bellingham to any disciplinary measure.
Nevertheless, the services of a lip reader could offer clues and needed forensic evidence to support claims of the alleged abuse.
Now, a lip reader, Jeremy Freeman has revealed that Mason Greenwood actually hurled verbal abuses on Mason Greenwood during the fallout.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Mail, Freeman said he is ‘97% sure’ that the word that came out of Bellingham’s mouth was ‘rapist.’
‘After carefully analysing the clip, I am 97 per cent confident that the spoken word is “rapist”, particularly when considering the context in which it was used.
‘The visual cues of the lips indicate the presence of the ‘R’ and ‘P’ sounds, and the word appears to end sharply.
‘Additionally, the speaker seems to have a pronounced Brummie accent, which I factored into my interpretation,’ Freeman added.
‘Given the clarity of these visual markers and the absence of any viable alternative interpretation, I am quite certain of this conclusion.’
Bellingham’s camp have been contacted, including his club Real Madrid but they are yet to comment on the incident.