Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has won praise from the club’s supporters for a kind-hearted gesture after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Alloa in the Scottish Cup.
Former England international Hart, who joined Celtic from Tottenham in the summer, was handed the armband during the fourth-round match following an injury to regular skipper Callum McGregor.
Hart would later show why he’s so highly regarded at the club by helping one young fan get a photo with star striker Jota, who is on loan at Celtic from Benfica.
"There's Joe Hart!" He's not just a goalkeeper, he takes photographs as well." 😂— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) January 22, 2022
Class from the Celtic keeper 👏 pic.twitter.com/e6BTkQV9mm
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Hart posed for selfies with the youngster before taking a picture of her with Jota.
The young supporter's father took to Twitter after the match to thank Hart for the gesture.
“Thank you so much Joe Hart @CelticFC made my girl so happy and takes a great photo,” wrote Stephen Gough.
Celtic fans were quick to praise Hart for engaging with the travelling supporters at the Indodrill Stadium.
“Happy to repeat - I was 100 per cent wrong about this guy. I saw another EPL player looking for cash,” wrote one fan.
“I couldn't be more wrong. Possibly our best signing. He gets us and another who has found his home.”
Another wrote: “I was ashamedly wrong..100 per cent wrong about Joe Hart, hes not only a brilliant keeper, but becoming an ambassador for the club, sometimes a club & player just fit.
“Glad he's made an a**e of me.”
Hart joined Celtic on a three-year deal from Tottenham in the summer and has gone on to make 32 appearances in all competitions this season, keeping 15 clean sheets.
Speaking last month, Hart said he was enjoying his time in Scottish football.
I was ashamably wrong..100% wrong about Joe Hart, hes not only a brilliant keeper,but becoming an ambassador for the club, sometimes a club& player just fit. Glad he's made an arse of me— ノリン ラッド (@NorrinR32228185) January 22, 2022
Happy to repeat - I was 💯 wrong about this guy. I saw another EPL player looking for cash.— J D 🏴 (@WhosOnFirstWho) January 22, 2022
I couldn't be more wrong. Possibly our best signing.
He gets us and another who has found his home 💚
He told talkSPORT: "When I did my research on the club, the common message was that you don't know what you're getting yourself into until you're up there.
"And it's so true. I don't say that because I'm trying to impress anyone.
"I'm not particularly bothered whether people believe me or not. It's something you have to experience and when you do, like my friends and family have, it's special.
"It's a great place to be and I'm enjoying it."
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