Gareth Bale has often stated his desire to play in the GB Olympic Team in 2012 while the Welsh FA have repeatedly come out and urged him not to do so. While his country’s governing body is powerless to stop Bale competing, they have made their feelings known on the subject.
While there is nothing against the individual players, the associations of Wales and Scotland are concerned that the formation of a Team GB, could set a dangerous precedent for the future.
In England, the FA are expected to delay the start of the Premiership to accommodate the Olympics but we can soon expect a rush or managerial statements condemning the tournament as well.
As a Spurs supporter, do you feel that Gareth Bale should be allowed to do what he likes or is this a unique case where club really should come before extended country?