Chelsea defender Reece James has revealed that robbers broke into his house and stole valuable possessions while playing in the Champions League on Tuesday night. His Champions League and UEFA Super Cup winner’s medals and his Euro 2020 runner-up medal were among the items taken.
On Thursday afternoon, James shared videos of the robbers in action on Instagram, accompanied by a lengthy, heartbreaking statement.
It read: “On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house.
“They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car.
“I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house, so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020.
“These medals were won representing Chelsea and England – honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it.
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