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Thibaut Courtois To Sue Former Coach For Defamation

Thibaut Courtois To Sue Former Coach For Defamation

Belgium & Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to take former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots to court over comments he made on Bein Sports about Courtois and his father..

The 25-year-old has opened 'criminal indemnification proceedings for libel and defamation' against Wilmots, who accused Courtois and his father of leaking his starting line-up.

The Chelsea keeper openly criticised Wilmots' tactics during the campaign and the 49-year-old resigned as coach of Belgium after a disappointing exit to Wales in the quarter finals of the competition.

Courtois posted a response to Wilmots comments on his Instagram page, stating that he would be taking Wilmots to court:

Mr Wilmots – not for the first time – reiterates publicly and intentionally [makes] accusations against my honour and my reputation.

As well as my father, we decided together to file a complaint accompanied by criminal indemnification proceedings for libel and defamation.

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Wilmots is currently out of management having failed to secure World Cup qualification for the Ivory Coast and the number three ranked team in the world will be looking for more less drama this time around as they take on  England, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.

 

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