THE father of Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois has slammed Eden Hazard for laughing after the club were knocked out of the Champions League earlier this week.
Zinedine Zidane's side were dumped out by Hazard's former club Chelsea 3-1 on aggregate as Thomas Tuchel's men advanced through to face Manchester City in an all-English final.
But despite their exit, Hazard was seen joking and laughing with his ex-team-mates in the aftermath of the match.
And Courtois' father Thierry has ripped into the the Belgian following Real Madrid's defeat.
Speaking on the HLN Sportcast podcast, he said: "It's really not smart for Eden to do that.
"He probably didn't think twice about it, but those images are painful for Real Madrid fans.
"If you see a player laughing two minutes after being eliminated, I'd say it was unprofessional."
And he was not the only one left angry with Hazard's response to their European exit.
Late-night football chat show host Josep Pederol labelled Hazard 'another Bale' and said he cannot stay another second at the club.
Hazard joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 for a huge £88.5million – potentially rising as high as £150m with add-ons.
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But he has been plagued with injuries ever since arriving in Spain, playing just 40 times and scoring a mere four goals.
As a result, he is now reportedly being lined up by Madrid as a player they will get rid of in the summer, according to Marca.
Hazard is thought to be expendable along with Marcelo and Isco, but he will not be an easy man to usher out of the Spanish capital.
Hazard is on a £400,000 per week contract and many clubs will steer clear considering his persistent injuries.
Real Madrid currently sit second in LaLiga, two points behind table toppers Atletico Madrid with four games remaining.
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