Reece James narrowly avoided being hit by a bottle during Chelsea’s victory over Arsenal on Sunday.
James scored in his side’s 2-0 win at the Emirates, rounding off a brilliant team move with a smart finish in the first half of their Premier League match.
He wheeled away in celebration, running to the corner flag and celebrated in front of the Arsenal faithful.
His celebration got too much for one Arsenal fan, who shockingly launched a bottle in his direction.
The bottle, though, missed the Blues star who walked away from the incident unhurt.
“#CFC are toying with Arsenal!” 🪀
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 22, 2021
The Arsenal fan who threw a bottle at James was condemned online.
— CJHoytNews (@CJHoytNews) August 22, 2021
Fucking hell that bottle whizzed past Reece James
— 10 (@NUFC_LEW) August 22, 2021
That fan that threw the bottle at Reece James should be banned for life
— Steven Lasso (@Stirringsteve) August 22, 2021
So Reece James just had a water bottle lobbed at him and not a mention from the commentary
— Caitlin (@Caitlin26x) August 22, 2021
James’ defensive colleague Antonio Rudiger shared an image of himself throwing the bottle to the side of the pitch following Chelsea’s second league win of the season.
James also had a role in the first goal, setting up Romelu Lukaku as he tapped home from close range to open the scoring.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are now two wins from two league games.
They resume their league campaign away at Liverpool on Saturday.
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