Thibaut Courtois’ sister Valerie was a bit too overzealous with her comments during Belgium’s defeat at the hands of Italy in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.
Valerie who was in charge of Courtois’ Instagram account during the game, utilized the opportunity to insult Italian left-back Leonardo Spinazzola who lay on the pitch after a tackle.
“That’s what we call tricks of the trade,” Courtois’ sister tweeted on behalf of his brother who is in the pitch.
Later it turned out that the Roma defender had injured his Achilles tendon and has since been flown to Finland for surgery.
However, Valerie took to her own Instagram to apologize for her comments after receiving the news.
“So sorry to find out Spinazzola’s [Eurocopa] finishes like this,” she wrote on her Instagram account.
“I apologise for my reaction in the moment and I absolutely hope he has a good recovery.”
The game, meanwhile, ended with the Italians progressing to the semifinals where they will face Spain on 6th July.