Real Madrid record signing Eden Hazard is cruelly trolled by Burger King on Twitter as they point to
Belgian’s weight issues by cheekily suggesting ‘two-for-one’ at their restaurant was the reason behind his
latest training absence
Hazard has missed 44 games in that time and reportedly turned up overweight to pre-season in BOTH
his first two campaigns at the Bernabeu.
The Belgian star, 30, is currently sidelined with a thigh problem which is expected to keep him out for
around a month. And fast-food giants Burger King cheekily tweeted that they had a two-for-one offer
on in response to a post querying why Hazard was missing from Madrid training.
Spanish football TV show El Chiringuito tweeted: “Hazard hasn’t trained with the team today. Why?!”
And Burger King replied: “2×1 at Burger King.” The quip has been liked over 122,000 times and been
retweeted more than 25,000 times since it was shared on Tuesday.
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov called for Madrid to consider selling Hazard.
The Bulgarian suggested Hazard is ‘yet to prove anything’ after playing just 35 times in the famous
white shirt, scoring four goals.
And the Belgium national team doctor revealed the Premier League icon is in a ‘vicious cycle’ of injuries.
Hazard’s recurring muscle injuries and troublesome ankle has led Kristof Sas to worry about the star’s
place at the delayed Euro 2020 tournament and long-term future at the top of the game.
Sas told Nieuwsblad: “At first it was an ankle problem but the last three times it was muscle injuries.
“Eden is in a vicious cycle and it is not easy to get out. Like any elite athlete, it is necessary for his muscle
groups that he train (properly).
“A footballer has to hit it, turn, jump and everything, at great speed. This is much more difficult during
rehabilitation. If he is in shape he has more options to stay healthy.
“We would have preferred that Eden played everything with Madrid. It is the best way to get to the
European Championship well.
“The situation is not complicated for us but he must get out of that dead end.”