Thibaut Courtois had a remarkable World Cup campaign in Russia as he played an instrumental role in helping Belgium finish third. The 26-year-old goalkeeper finished the campaign with the Golden Glove Award, having made the most saves in the quadrennial tournament.
Yet if one were to go to Courtois' Wikipedia page (as on 3 pm IST, August 8), it would read that he is a "Belgian professional snake."
The reason for such an edit on the popular online encyclopedia may be due to a livid fan expressing his annoyance. A disgruntled Chelsea supporter is more likely to be the guilty party.
Courtois has not been taking part in the club's training sessions ever since he returned from his post-World Cup vacation. The move is being seen as an attempt to force the Chelsea club management to sell him.
The Belgian goalkeeper is rumoured to leave for Real Madrid. He was a part of Atletico Madrid's team from 2011 to 2014 and his family is also based in Madrid.
Courtois is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world today. One can understand why he is so keen to join Real Madrid after their successful stint in UEFA Champions League in the past few seasons.
He had also revealed that he wanted to be close to his family and a move to the Spanish capital will help him do so. However, the manner in which he has expressed his desire to leave Stamford Bridge does not seem professional. Courtois had reportedly employed the same tactic while he was playing at Genk FC.