Real Madrid are investigating the gesture made by Angel Di Maria when he was substituted in Monday's La Liga match.
The Argentine winger grabbed his crotch as he was replaced by Gareth Bale in the match against Celta Vigo.
The BBC report that Los Blancos are now holding an inquiry and quoted Di Maria's explanation for his actions.
I made a normal gesture as I was leaving the field. I didn't mean it to be aimed at the fans nor the coach as people are saying. It was a normal gesture that any man would do, especially when you are running. I did not spend a long time deliberately doing it, it was something natural.