He's a basically a Ronaldo lite; the hair, the stance for free kicks, puffing of the chest and even the way he now pulls his sleeves up 3/4 of the way.
Don't forget the diving. But I can't really say I want to punch Bale in the face. Ok, he looks like a monkey, but it isn't an arrogant look. Only time he deserves a smack is when he makes that painful look after diving. He has yet to master it to Ronaldo's level of turning in mid air and fixing a glaze on the ref just before he hits the deck.
Bale is Ronaldo light, cuts in from the left, extremely greedy and has a face you'd love to punch.
Can't imagine him ever reaching Ronaldo's level but hopefully he gets another chance to impress in the CL next year with Spurs.
Where's the video? It's a classic.
But he's a long, long way off imitating the the 45 plus goals a season that Ronaldo guarantees you.
Hated, adored, never ignored.