A few people would have found it ironic if Bale was injured playing in pre-season for Tottenham after he pulled out of Great Britain's Olympic squad due to 'injury' only to recover.
Even so, this tackle from Charlie Adam was not a good one, and certainly not one befitting a pre-season 'friendly' - when the two sides met in Baltimore, USA at the weekend.
Tottenham were incensed, with Andre Villas-Boas threatening to report Adam to the FA. Bale too last night hit out at the Scotsman, branding him a 'coward'.
It is not the first time the players have clashed. Adam fouled Bale at White Hart Lane when playing for Blackpool, forcing the Welsh winger out, snapping his ankle ligaments. You can watch that one here too.
What are your views on the tackle? Is Bale right to be so angry?
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