Beyond the triumph of the neighbor and eternal rival, the fans of Atlético de Madrid attended with some resentment the sensational performance of Thibaut Courtois in the Champions League final. The Belgian goalkeeper was decisive in Real Madrid becoming champion for the fourteenth time in its history after beating Liverpool in Paris (0-1). The nine shots between the three sticks of Jürgen Klopp’s footballers ran into the gigantic goal, and was later named MVP of the match.

Courtois’s words before the final hurt especially among the mattress fans, explaining that he had already lost a final (against Real Madrid in Lisbon), but that this time he was facing the most desired match “on the good side of history”.

Some statements that ended up burying his rojiblanco legacy: 154 games spread over 3 seasons.

Even the mayor of Madrid, Martínez Almeida, a renowned athlete, threw a dart at the tall Belgian during the white celebrations in the town hall. “On the good side of history are those of us who cried with you in Lisbon,” he snapped.

Some statements to which he referred today, during an act of homage to Ángel María Villar, former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Enrique Cerezo. «Courtois has been answered wonderfully by the mayor. Everything has already been said, ”said the president of Atlético de Madrid.

Given the insistence of the questions about Courtois’s words, the rojiblanco boss added: “If you want to remove Courtois’ plate, go with a pick and a shovel and remove it.”

Well, hours later, Cerezo’s suggestion has been heeded and the goalkeeper’s plaque has been torn from its location on the Wanda Metropolitano’s Paseo de las Leyendas, and thrown down some stairs.

The identity of the person who carried out this act of vandalism is unknown at this time.