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Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart further ingrained himself into the hearts of Celtic fans by taking a boot to the face to keep out a goal.
The two-time Premier League winner added the Scottish Championship to his list of honours last season. After moving to the Bhoys on loan from Tottenham last season, Hart went on to secure a £1million permanent transfer to Celtic Park at the start of the summer.
He has become an integral part of Ange Postecoglou’s side, who are currently enjoying a 100% start to the season. And Hart showcased everything in his game when he took a hefty boot to the face from former Sunderland forward Steven Fletcher.
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With the score still 0-0, Hart and Fletcher both pounced onto a loose ball six yard from goal. Hart just managed to flick the ball away with his finger tips just as Fletcher was about to prod into an empty net.
Unfortunately, Fletcher caught Hart in the head with his studs, causing unpleasant amounts of blood to flow from the former City ace’s head. Staples were reportedly needed to stop the blood, while a new shirt was, needless to say, required for Hart to continue.
But what blood was lost was firmly replaced by the love and respect of all Celtic fans. “I love Joe Hart. That’s a sore one and he put himself right in there to take it,” one proud fan posted.
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“Another supporter agreed with him, saying: “Brave goalkeeping from Joe Hart. Great save then took a sore one”.
“What a trooper. Just when I thought I couldn’t love him anymore he’s playing on after that. THERE’S ONLY ONE JOE HART!”
At the time of writing, Celtic were leading Dundee 4-0. Ironically, two of Celtic’s goals came in the seven minutes of added time that were needed as a result of Hart’s treatment.
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