Chelsea star Reece James loses UCL medal to ‘cowardly robbers’
Chelsea defender and England international Reece James have revealed that robbers broke into his house on Tuesday night and made way with his medals.
James said in an Instagram post on Thursday that the robbers took his Uefa Champions League medal that got after Chelsea lifted the crown against Manchester City in May, the Uefa Super Cup medal that he received after Chelsea’s win against Villareal in August, and Euro silver medal he received after England finished as runners up against Italy in the Euro 2021 final.
Although he did not reveal where he resides, the player expressed optimism that all efforts were being made to apprehend the robbers and he had all the support from fans.
He added that he is safe and that he lost no other thing apart from the medals. Below is his statement.
“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 jewelry 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.
“Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low-life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them.
“The police, my advisers, and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are. We are closing in on them.
“Luckily, no one was present during the break-in but I want to let all of you know I am safe and well. I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune and I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due.”