CNN  — 

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has yet again been making headlines for his antics from the substitutes’ bench, leading to more questions being asked about his future at the Spanish club.

The Welshman was criticized last week after he put a face mask over his eyes and pretended to fall asleep during his side’s win over Alaves on Friday. Spanish newspaper Marca reportedly labeled him “shameful” for playing up and, on Monday, said the forward was “up to his old tricks.”

Bale, consigned to the substitutes’ bench for Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Granada on Monday, was seen joking around in the stands, this time making a binoculars gesture with a roll of medical tape.

Gareth Bale during the La Liga match between Granada and Real Madrid.

It comes as manager Zinedine Zidane chose not to play the 30-year-old for the fifth consecutive La Liga match with Bale seemingly still frozen out of the Frenchman’s plans in what is just another chapter in Bale’s complicated tenure at the club.