Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, 18, displayed impressive hand-eye coordination as he caught a beer thrown from the crowd during his team’s win over Bayer Leverkusen and proceeded to take his very first drink of beer.
The Leverkusen fans reacted angrily and began pelting beers onto the pitch, per reports.
Bellingham though was unfazed, and expertly caught a cup full of beer before taking a drink from it.
After the game, Bellingham playfully quote-tweeted a video of the incident with the caption: “Cheers.”
He added in another tweet: “Perfect day for my first beer… Not a fan.”
He, like many other English starlets, don’t drink alcohol as they prepare their bodies for their weekly exploits on the pitch.
Their happiness was, rather unsurprisingly, received in a less than gracious fashion by the home crowd, which began hurling paper beer cups at the celebrating players.
While most of the beverages landed on the turf, Bellingham showed admirable reflexes to pluck one of the receptacles out of the air, and he proceeded to lift the drink up to his mouth.
Not everyone was as impressed with Bellingham’s actions, though.One such critic was Sebastian Kehl, who heads the club’s Licensed Player Division.
“I told him not to do that,” Kehl told Sky Sport Germany after the match. “I’ll tell him again. The boys are of course charged, it was a heated atmosphere.
“It’s nice that there are spectators here again, but it was very heated, there were a lot of decisions against us too.”
Saturday’s win takes BVB up to third in the Bundesliga standings, having won three and lost one of their four outings to date.