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The sun came out at the New Meadow during Shrewsbury-West Ham in the FA Cup and Joe Hart did not have a cap with him in the first half.
But incredibly, the England No.1, making a return to his boyhood club, received one from a generous West Ham fan behind the goal.
Hammers fan Jack Martin-Kenny, in the away end for the game, took to Twitter to explain that he is the owner of the hat Hart was wearing to block out the sun, and that his mate threw it onto the pitch for the on-loan Manchester City shotstopper to use.
Joe Hart :sweat_smile:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 7, 2018
Struggling with the sun, a West Ham fan throws him his cap to wear :clap:
The Magic of the Cup :wink: pic.twitter.com/fyj6nSqbW5
We saw a similar situation occur in the Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Leeds in November, when visiting stopper Felix Wiedwald was given a helping hat by a fan in the away end - before he returned it after the game and gave the supporter his shirt.
It's happened again today, with Hart requiring the assistance from an Irons fan - and social media is absolutely loving it:
MOM award should go to the person in the crowd who gave Joe Hart that cap #FACup #SHRWHU
- Neil Watson (@WattyRacing) January 7, 2018
Joe Hart should enjoy that cap, might be the last one he gets for a while pic.twitter.com/81EbvL9ybC
- Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) January 7, 2018
Man of the people Joe Hart takes a West Ham fans' cap to block out the sun. pic.twitter.com/kS1fawXaoJ
- ShotOnGoal (@shotongoal247) January 7, 2018
Lmao Joe Hart asked the crowd from the stand behind him to borrow a cap and they threw it on to the field for him.
I love the #FACup.#Shrewsbury #WestHam
- Jason Digos Jr. (@JDigosPhoto) January 7, 2018
Corrr joe hart wearing jmks nice sweaty cap :stuck_out_tongue::wink: @jackmk1997 https://t.co/FBQnhN62CM
- whufc_evelyn (@evelyn_willson) January 7, 2018
Laughing at the fact Joe Hart has @jmk_1997 cap on :joy::joy::joy:
- . (@_TomHarrison) January 7, 2018
Joe Hart looks about 12 in that cap.
- Mel (@MellesBellesMcr) January 7, 2018
That magic cap has given Joe Hart some goalkeeping powers FFS:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:⚒️
- Carl B (@HitchinCarl) January 7, 2018
Says it all when the highlight of the half so far has been Joe Hart putting a cap on :sleeping:
- OLBG Betting Tips (@OLBG) January 7, 2018
Nothing screams @EmiratesFACup 3rd round like Joe Hart wearing a baseball cap a fan tossed him pic.twitter.com/2GVOhwtoRW
- Hotspur America :microphone2: (@HotspurAmerica) January 7, 2018
At least the guy who gave Joe Hart his cap should get it back Dandruff-free. #FACup
- McBookie (@McBookie) January 7, 2018
Joe Hart asking for a cap from the crowd, brilliant. Only at West ham could a fan chuck a cap on for England's number one #COYI
- James Hart (@JamesHart6WHU) January 7, 2018
The magic of the cup - Joe Hart wearing a cap thrown out the crowd to him... https://t.co/XE6jpm5etJ
- Sporting Index (@sportingindex) January 7, 2018
The last cap Joe Hart could get for a while? pic.twitter.com/Y2k8S5TPbw
- LiveFootball (@livefootball) January 7, 2018
Sun blocking the view of Joe Hart and asks the West Ham fans behind the goal for help who throw a cap in reply. #FACup pic.twitter.com/r60s9qWLJl
- Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) January 7, 2018
Brilliant to see. The cap appeared to have given Hart some magic powers too - as he made a couple of fine saves to keep out his former side in the first half.
He then returned the cap at half-time but surely it's only right he gives the giving fella his shirt/gloves at the end of the game?!
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