Zinedine Zidane had a temper on him as a player - just ask Marco Materazzi - but it’s safe to assume that the Real Madrid head coach isn’t the most fearsome of managers.
If he was, we would surely not have seen Gareth Bale spending 25 seconds fixing the man-bun on top of his head while Las Palmas attacked on Sunday.
Bale was spotted jogging about with both hands on his head while the home team ventured forwards - and this lasted almost half a minute before he finally sorted himself out. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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“The Welshman spent 25 seconds fixing his hair and ambling slowly down the pitch, jogging 60 metres as the rest of his team-mates were transitioning into defence,” AS wrote on their website, criticising the Wales international. “Las Palmas were on the attack but he was too busy with his flowing locks to care.”
More would have been made of Bale’s mid-match grooming exploits had Real Madrid lost - or even drawn - the game.
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Video: Bale spends 25 seconds fixing his hair
Casemiro spares Real Madrid's blushes
Willian Jose cancelled out Sergio Ramos’s opener in the 87th minute, but a goal from Casemiro at the death spared Los Blancos’ blushes.
As for Bale, he failed to make a telling contribution during the 79 minutes he was on the pitch, with Zidane eventually subbing him off for Jese, who provided the assist for Casemiro’s winner.
Zidane concerned by team's form
It was not a convincing performance from Real Madrid - and after the match, Zidane admitted he was concerned with his side’s form.
"I go away happy with the result, but a little worried with what I saw in the second-half," the Frenchman, who replaced Rafael Benitez in January, was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"We gave the ball away an incredible amount of times and if we want to achieve anything this season we have to play better, that's clear.
"We won't get anywhere playing like this."
Tough fixtures on the horizon for Zidane
Zidane will be acutely aware that Real Madrid have little chance of catching Barcelona in the title race. Luis Enrique’s side are 12 points clear of their rivals with nine matches left to play.
However, there’s still plenty of pride to play for and defeat, as always, will not be tolerated by the Bernabeu faithful.
After Sunday’s match against Sevilla, Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou for the second Clasico of the season.
A heavy defeat in that match and Zidane will face an uphill battle to save his job. There is already speculation that he could be replaced this summer - although there do not appear to be any obvious replacements available at this moment in time.
Zidane’s best chance of winning a trophy this season is in the Champions League. Real Madrid are currently third favourites to secure the European title, behind Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Should Zinedine Zidane be replaced by Real Madrid this summer - or should they stick with him? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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