- Reece James was going about his charity activities with The Felix Project at the time of the incident
- James had the windows of his car smashed, with the burglars stealing valuable goodies meant for Christmas
- The Chelsea defender later revealed he was set to donate the presents to the underprivileged during the festive season
Chelsea defender Reece James has been left fuming after thieves broke into his car and made away with Christmas gifts.
It was gathered that the player was engaged in volunteering work at the time of the unfortunate incident.
According to the report, the 21-year-old Blues' defender found windows of his Mercedes smashed and presents all taken away.
An angry James has since taken to Instagram to lament over the incident, revealing he was set to donate the gifts to the underprivileged.
"Another rewarding experience with the Felix Project today serving meals to the younger generation. Hopefully we spread some joy ahead of a challenging Christmas period," he posted.
The Blues star went on to describe the ordeal as a "huge disappointment", but warned those responsible will be punished.
"Unfortunately, I was met with huge disappointment when returning to my car. During the event, someone felt the need to break in and steal gifts that I was due to go and donate later in the day," he said.
"What goes around comes around," he added.
Quite a number of fans who commented on the post commiserated with James, cursing the burglars who are yet to be identified.
It is understood the Englishman has been volunteering with The Felix Project for months now and he is looking to raise £100,000 (about N51million) towards the charity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Premier League clubs have once again turned down the proposal to have five substitutes in the league matches.
Another poll was conducted and the results showed that 10 teams voted in support of the move while the remaining 10 opposed the move.
PFA boss Gordon Taylor and FA chief executive Mark Bullingham were said to have lobbied their way but the outcome remains unfavourable despite that 15 of the 20 top-flight bosses have shown support for the change at a meeting last month.
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