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Chelsea keeper Courtois flattered by 'Thibauting' craze

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is flattered by the tribute made by Atletico Madrid fans.

Atletico fans have set up a tumblr account to celebrate 'Thibauting' which involves supporters sending in their photos imitating the Belgian's saves.

"Of course I've seen it. A month ago I saw for the first time a picture of a fan, but after the match against Real Betis last week I saw more on Twitter," Courtois told AS. "A Spanish newspaper wrote about it and then it filled the entire internet.

"I think it's nice to see all those pictures and to see that people are having fun. I am quite impressed that the images are not only from Spain and Belgium, but also America and Africa. It is very nice that so many people imitate me. Some even manage to do my facial expressions!"

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