Joe Hart: Ex Man City Goalkeeper Filmed Hitting Female Reporter With a Ball, Apologises With Hilarious Remark

Joe Hart: Ex Man City Goalkeeper Filmed Hitting Female Reporter With a Ball, Apologises With Hilarious Remark

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart was jokingly confronted by a journalist after he hit her with a wayward pass before their game against Shakhtar Donetsk
  • The ball hit the reporter on her back and she quickly turned around and smiled but asked Hart about it after the game
  • Hart then let out a remark to mean that its passes like that, that have made his career take a lot of negative and low turns

Former Manchester City goalkeeper, now with Celtic, Joe Hart was caught on camera aiming for a female reporter during a Champions League warm-up game.

The ball hit the reporter, identified as Ingrid Halstensen, who was shocked momentarily as she was in the middle of live reporting.

Joe Hart, Celtics, Ingrid Halstensen, Manchester City
Joe Hart warms up ahead of Celtic's game against Shakhtar Donestk. Photo by Maciej Luczniewski.
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Whether it was on purpose or not, Hart is seen raising his hands in the background as a way of offering his apology. Halstensen was on post-match interview duty and she made sure to bring up the incident with the English goalkeeper as Givemesport reports.

I wanted to say sorry but you didn’t turn around. Apologies!
My goalkeeper coach was literally five yards away and that’s why my career has gone where it’s gone.

The career remark could be interpreted as how quickly Hart fell off from the very top of football echelons. After failing to impress Pep Guardiola at City, he went off to Torino on loan before returning to West Ham United.

The now 35-year-old then joined Burnley on a permanent deal making 19 appearances. Tottenham Hotspur then signed as Hugo Lloris' backup, but he didn't make any appearance for the North London club.

He is now Celtic's first-choice goalkeeper and lasted the whole 90 minutes as his side shared spoils with Shakhtar Donestk.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that the United Kingdom's Royal Family was dealt a severe blow after a section of Celtic fans refused to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen died last week and as a consequence, football was cancelled over the weekend as a sign of respect. UEFA games, however, went on with English teams given the liberty to honour the Queen before kick-off.

Celtic were playing away to Shakhtar Donestk in their second game of the Champions League season. Away, in this case, in Warsaw, Poland, as Shakhtar's home ground in Ukraine remains wartorn due to Russian aggression.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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