Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard has been trolled by fast-food giant Burger King on social media after he is now ruled out for six weeks due to a muscle injury.
This is the latest injury setback for the Belgian superstar, who had joined the La Liga giants in 2019 from Chelsea and has yet to live up to the substantial investment made in him. The 30-year-old, signed for a fee of around £100 million, has already missed more games than he has ever done in his 5-year tenure at Chelsea.
In his first 7 months at the Santiago Bernabeu, Hazard sat out for three matches with a hamstring injury followed by an ankle injury that sidelined him for over two months. His bad luck continued as he was ruled out for another three months with a damaged fibula bone. However, after missing many games with muscle injuries in the latter part of 2020, Hazard returned to play for the Galacticos.
This season, the Belgian winger started four of Madrid's last five matches, including Saturday's La Liga defeat to Levante, but missed training on Tuesday with muscular discomfort. This, in turn, has cast doubts over Hazard’s participation in Saturday's trip to Huesca.
With eyebrows being raised after his absence on Tuesday, Popular Spanish football chat show El Chiringuito tweeted: “Hazard didn’t train with the team today. Why?”
In a quirky reply, Burger King quoted El Chiringuito’s tweet, accompanied with the message: “2x1 at Burger King” suggesting he had missed training so he could enjoy the latest two-for-one deal at the fast-food chain.
2x1 en Burger King. https://t.co/ac6iLKx4TZ— Burger King España (@burgerking_es) February 2, 2021
The tweet went viral and received almost 30k retweets and was accompanied by complaints from the Madrid fans.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Peter Powell