Gareth Bale deserves every penny he gets, says Wales Joe Ledley, but the forward still gets hammered for his Tarzan haircut. Bronco Horvath Jersey . Real Madrid handed Bale a lucrative new five-and-a-half year contract last week to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022, having signed him from Tottenham for a then-world record fee of £85.3m in 2013. Wales vs Serbia November 12, 2016, 7:15pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Bale has returned to Wales duty this week with Chris Colemans side hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the World Cup Qualifiers against Serbia on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1. Despite the pay gap between Bale and the rest of his international team-mates, Ledley insists Wales talisman still gets the same treatment as everyone else in the dressing room. He deserves every penny and whatever he gets in life, Ledley told reporters. Hes proven to be one of the greatest players on this planet. There is no jealousy whatsoever. We have known Gareth since he was a boy at Southampton and I havent seen any change in him at all - that is brilliant on his behalf. Joe Ledley will be pleased to have Arsenals Aaron Ramsey back when Wales face Serbia People can change in football and go different ways but he has just stayed on that straight and narrow line and remained the same person.Hes just one of the boys - we dont care who he is, we will still hammer him and he will hammer us. Thats the banter we have here. If you ask him, he loves meeting up with Wales and that is the togetherness we have in this squad. It doesnt matter who anybody is. We are all together as a team and you cant treat anybody different to anybody else. We are all equal. Heres a look at some of Gareth Bales finest moments since his record-breaking move to Real Madrid Bale was named Wales Player of the Year for the fourth successive time this week, but Ledley says the squad have been jibing at him for his man bun. We saw that [when his bun collapsed and his hair fell down], we had him a bit for that. He looked like Tarzan, Ledley joked.Theres a lot of banter going on around the place. We play golf together and, if he duffs one, then we are on his back because hes pretty good at golf. Thats depressing, actually - I dont know what hes not good at. Also See: Ledley: Wales have adapted World Cup qualifying state of play Chelsea, City have most call-ups Tadic is Serbias Bale Gerry Cheevers Jersey .The ruling takes effect on Jan. 1 and stems from the debate surrounding Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, an amputee who won the national long jump title competing with a carbon-fiber prosthesis. John Shea Crawford Jersey . Espanyol midfielder Sanchez intercepted Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizozs clearance and, having spotted a gap, risked using his less-favoured left foot to fire a beautifully precise long-range shot that bounced in from high up the near post in the 24th minute.Kent County Cricket Club will seek legal advice after the ECB chose to reinstate Hampshire in Division One of next seasons County Championship rather than promote the Canterbury-based team. On Monday, Durham were demoted from the top flight after being granted an ECB rescue package of £3.8m to help them manage debts which have risen to £7.5m.As a result of this decision, Hampshire, who finished second from bottom in the Division One table, were offered a reprieve by the ECB. Kent, who finished second in Division Two and just missed out on promotion, have stressed they will explore action against the decision made by the ECB.At the start of 2016, the ECB decided to reduce the number of teams in Division One from nine to eight, while adding one more to Division Two for next season - making the second flight a 10-team competition.Kent chairman George Kennedy told Sky Sports News HQ: The rules at the start of the season were two down and one up. With the advent of poor old Durhams suffering, the season was already finished. The two clubs who were demoted, [Nottinghamshire] and Hampshire - that should have stood.I would expect them to at least have a look at who came second in the second division. Ive heard nothing at all. They called me and said Its time we had a meeting because I said Id rather lost confidence in the ECB. Ive given various dates this week that Im available. When we get tthere, I will simply put forward the argument that we finished second and there seems to be a vacancy. Wholesale Bruins Jerseys. To arbitrarily take one club and let them stay up without looking at the other just seems plum wrong. I think there should at least be an appeal and it should be heard by somebody other that the board of the ECB. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Durham will start next season on minus 48 points, while Chester-le-Street will have its Test status removed, although they can still host one-day and T20 internationals.Durham will also begin the NatWest T20 Blast with a four-point penalty and a two-point penalty in the Royal London One-Day Cup.Durham are the newest first-class county, having made their debut in 1992. They won the title three times in six seasons between 2008 and 2013.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. 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