Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid goalie, pelted with toy rats against Atletico Madrid

Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid goalie, pelted with toy rats against Atletico Madrid

- Thibaut Courtois received hostile reception from Atletico Madrid fans on Saturday, February 9

- The fans threw toy rats at him as they are aggrieved that the Belgian joined rivals Real Madrid

- Courtois played for three seasons at Atletico Madrid and won 3 titles before he returned to Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois was on Saturday, February 9, given some hostile reception when he played for Real Madrid against city rivals Atletico Madrid in Spanish La Liga game.

Courtois played for Atletico Madrid for good three seasons before he left after winning Copa del Rey, LaLiga Santander and Europa League titles.

He made 154 appearances for the Spanish club before he returned to Stamford Bridge.

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The Belgium international joined Real Madrid from Chelsea before the start of the ongoing season in Europe and was among the Los Blancos' players that faced Atletico over the weekend.

But before the start of the match, many Atletico Madrid fans were livid with how Thibaut Courtois joined their rivals Real from Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid fans feel bitter towards the Belgian for what they deem a betrayal.

They also made shower of rats before the game and the plaque that bears Thibaut Courtois' name outside Atletico's new stadium was also vandalized.

But that did not affect the goalkeeper as he only conceded a goal in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid which sent Los Blancos to second position on the La Liga standings.

Earlier, had reported how Chelsea fans took a swipe on former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who dumped the Blues for Real Madrid in the summer after conceding five times against Barcelona in El Clasico at the Camp Nou.

Chelsea fans took to the social media to hit hard on Courtois who had the unholy task of picking the five times from his net at the Nou Camp. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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