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Watch: Gareth Bale soaked during initiation celebration with teammates

09 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Gareth Bale his drenched with water by his new teammates (Credit: ESPN)

To say it’s been quite a day for Gareth Bale would be an understatement.

First he landed in LA jet lagged from his transatlantic flight. Then he met his new teammates and staff at LAFC, before receiving a frenzied welcome when he stepped out on the pitch ahead of the LA derby – El Tráfico.

Sat in the stands he witnessed a pulsating game with LAFC winning 3-2 against arch rivals LA Galaxy.


After the match he joined his teammates, including fellow new signing Italian legend, Giorgio Chiellini, on the pitch to celebrate their fine victory, which keeps LAFC sat atop the MLS Western Conference.

Handed a loudhailer the Welsh talisman was encouraged to join in with an LAFC chant in front of the club’s passionate fans, while then being soaked with water by his fellow players, part of an initiation ceremony for new arrivals at the club.

As someone who loves golf I would imagine he’s not much of a fan of landing in the water, nevertheless he took his impromptu soaking with good humour and a big grin.

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