Atletico Madrid fans damage Courtois' plague, call him a rat

Atletico Madrid fans damage Courtois' plague, call him a rat

- Atletico Madrid fans vandalize Thibaut Courtois plague at their stadium

- The supporters were angry their former goalkeeper joined Real Madrid

- The Los Rojiblancos will play Real in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday

Newly-signed Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been called a "rat" by furious Atletico fans, as his plaque outside the Wanda Metropolitano was vandalised on Saturday.

Security guards at Atleti's ground were forced to step-in and prevent further damage to the sign following 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in a friendly.

The Belgian's shot-stopper's plaque was also spat on and had beer poured on it after he joined city rivals Real Madrid from Chelsea earlier this week.

Ben Hayward of the London Evening Standard shared the shocking images of the brutal vandalism on Twitter.

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Alongside the snaps, he wrote: "Outside the Wanda Metropolitano, the Thibaut Courtois plaque is getting lots of attention.

"Someone has sprayed 'rata' in graffiti over it, others spit and pour beer.

"Two security guards stop further vandalism... #Atleti #RealMadrid #AtletiInter".

The 26-year-old played for Atletico Madrid for three seasons on loan from Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 and helped them to a famous La Liga title in 2013-14 season.

The Belgian number one even helped Los Rojiblancos win the 2012-13 Copa del Rey, 2011-12 Europa League and 2012 Super Cup - as well as reach the Champions League final in 2013-14 in easily the best period in the club's history.

Moving to rivals Real Madrid and kissing the badge during his unveiling this week angered the Atleti faithful.

Courtois has also been branded a "Judas" by Chelsea fans after he attempted to persuade Eden Hazard to join him in the Spanish capital.

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After joining Los Blancos, the Belgian said: "[Hazard] is happy that I have arrived because he knew it was my dream.

"He is a great player and if he could come here one day it would be fantastic."

Courtois may face the wrath of the Atletico supporters once more as Real take on their city rivals in the Super Cup final on Wednesday night in Estonia.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, has made it clear that he will be glad if Eden Hazard follow him to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Thibaut Courtois made the move to Real Madrid before Thursday's transfer deadline and he has been unveiled by Los Blancos' chiefs ahead of their campaign next season in the La Liga.

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Source: Naija.ng

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