Atletico fans throw toy rats at Courtois in Madrid derby defeat

Atletico Madrid
fans made their feelings clear over Thibaut Courtois' move to rivals Real Madrid
as they defaced the goalkeeper's commemorative plaque outside the Wanda Metropolitano.
The 26-year-old returned to the club where he spent three years on loan on Saturday afternoon as Real beat Atletico 3-1 in a heated derby that saw nine yellows and one red card dished out.
And while Santiago Solari's men sealed all three points over their local rivals to move above them into second place, Courtois had hundreds of toy rats thrown at him during the game at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Earlier this week, Courtois' plaque outside of the stadium was defaced by Atletico fans before it was restored before the game.
However, that didn't stop supporters from vandalising it again before kick off as they covered it with a big red 'X' before placing fake toy rats on top of it.
The former Chelsea No 1 received the plaque for making over 100 appearances for Diego Simeone's side between 2011 and 2014. 
However, his successful loan spell at the club has since turned sour following his £35million move to rivals Real Madrid last summer. 
The Atletico fans threw the cuddly toys at the Belgium international before loudly booing his every touch on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking about the abuse he's received from his former club's fans, Courtois insisted: 'I don't mind. If that makes them happy, then good for them.
'If they want to throw things at my head, it won't affect me. It's more motivation.'
Goals from Casemiro, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale sealed all three points for Los Blancos which saw them close the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona, who play on Sunday evening. 

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