JAMES RODRIGUEZ was pelted with missiles thrown by Colombia fans after their 1-0 loss to Peru.
The attacking midfielder’s departure from the pitch was greeted with boos from the stands.
And Rodriguez, 30, was clearly unhappy at his treatment.
He reacted angrily gesturing towards the crowd while shouting – provoking an even bigger reaction from the fans.
Objects were then hurled at the former Real Madrid and Everton star and stewards began to form a protective ring around him.
One steward also covered him with an item of clothing to prevent any harm being done.
Earlier this month Rodriguez caught the headlines for all the right reasons – helping to save Ousmane Coulibaly’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest in the match between Al-Rayyan and Al-Wakrah.
Unfortunately, there have been several incidents of fans throwing items at players this season – both in the UK and abroad.
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Just last week Everton fans hit Aston Villa players with bottles and other items, while Antonio Rudiger was targeted with missiles thrown by Tottenham fans in Chelsea’s win over Spurs.
Manchester City star Rodri received the same treatment after scoring a late winner at Arsenal and Burnley’s Matt Lowton was also struck on the head by a bottle thrown by a Leeds fan.
Meanwhile, in France, police with riot shields had to form a protective ring around Neymar when he attempted to take a corner in a match against Marseille – due to fans trying to hit him with various objects.
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