Petr Cech did not play any part of Arsenal's 4-0 pre-season friendly win over a Singapore Select XI today, but one player did at least sport the protective headwear that is synonymous with the new Gunners goalkeeper.
After Fazrul Nawaz came on for Singapore deep into the second half, Twitter exploded with mentions of Cech.
Like Cech, Nawaz wears the scrumcap after an on-pitch collision. Nawaz was knocked out after being kicked in October 2013.
Cech has worn a protective cap since fracturing his skull after a challenge from then-Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt back in October 2006.
Here are some of the reactions
Petr Cech coming on for Singapore Select XI... pic.twitter.com/iFBR5nXykhTerry (@TerryAFCx) July 15, 2015
Petr Cech like, "That my hat?"Rufus Yungblud (@flargie) July 15, 2015
Petr Cech on for Singapore.Vladimir (@Vladimir_AA) July 15, 2015
He stole Petr Cech's hat! That's why he's not in the squad ffs pic.twitter.com/fjEj9p3Z3iMark Quinn (@Quinn_afc) July 15, 2015
Why is petr cech abt to come on for singapore? #ARSSINLiam Maden (@n5lam81) July 15, 2015
Cech was not part of the Arsenal squad who defeated the Singapore Select XI 4-0. The Gunners play again on Saturday however, against Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy friendly tournament.
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