Seven-year-old Reggie watched Chelsea beat the Baggies 3-0 at Stamford Bridge a day after breaking his thumb.
Reggie came armed with a poster that read: ‘Azpilicueta (Dave). I broke my thumb yesterday playing football. I can’t play for four weeks. Could you cheer me up by giving me your shirt! PS can any of you sign my cast. Thank you. Reggie, aged 7’.
Seven-year-old Chelsea fan Reggie used a homemade sign to ask for Cesar Azpilicueta’s shirt
Reggie took his sign to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s match against West Bromwich Albion
Azpilicueta, pictured applauding the Blues supporters after the match, saw it and responded
Less than 24 hours later, Azpilicueta, who played the full 90 minutes against West Brom, reached out to Reggie via Twitter.
On Tuesday afternoon, the 28-year-old Spaniard tweeted a photo of the young supporter and his sign along with the message: ‘Hi Reggie, tell your family to contact me right here and I’ll be happy to send you a signed shirt. Take care!’
Fans using signs to ask players for memorabilia has became commonplace in the Premier League this season, particularly at Stamford Bridge.
Reggie was not the only Blues fan to try his luck on Monday night. A sign elsewhere in the stadium read: ‘HAZARD 10. CAN I HAVE YOUR SHIRT PLZ’.
He wrote: ‘Tell your family to contact me right here and I’ll be happy to send you a signed shirt’
Another sign at Stamford Bridge on Monday read: ‘HAZARD 10. CAN I HAVE YOUR SHIRT PLZ’
Chelsea returned to winning ways on the pitch, recording their first victory in three matches