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Eden Hazard in grovelling apology to Real Madrid fans over joking around with Chelsea pals after defeat

EDEN HAZARD issued a grovelling apology after angering Real Madrid fans by sharing a laugh with his former Chelsea team-mates on Wednesday night. 

The former Blues star shared a joke with Kurt Zouma on the Stamford Bridge pitch following Madrid’s 2-0 second-leg defeat as Los Blancos crashed out of the Champions League.

Hazard, 30, was blasted by fans and the Spanish media, with one pundit demanding he be sold - even comparing him to Gareth Bale.

But the Belgian international apologised with a statement on his Instagram story, which read: “I am sorry.

"I have read lots of opinions about me today and it was not my intention to offend Real Madrid fans. 

“It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win.

"The season is now over and together we must battle for LaLiga.” 

Hazard has experienced a torrid time in the Spanish capital since his £150million move from Chelsea in 2019. 

The winger has only managed to feature 29 times for Madrid after a host of injuries and questions marks over his fitness.

Hazard was utterly anonymous as Real Madrid limped out of the Champions League earlier this week.

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And Furious Spanish pundit Josep Pedrerol raged on El Chiringuito TV: “Two years of taking the p*** out of Real Madrid fans... two years of being overweight... just another Gareth Bale.

“Real Madrid are out of Europe as Hazard finds time to laugh and joke.

“We are angry, we don’t understand him. He cannot stay at Real Madrid for another second.”

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