Joe Hart gets cap from West Ham fans at Shrewsbury FA Cup tie game 2 years ago

Joe Hart gets cap from West Ham fans at Shrewsbury FA Cup tie game

Only cap he'll be getting for a while, am I right?

The FA Cup third round is truly magical sometimes. Fairytale giant killings, pitches that resemble ploughed fields acting as levellers for the lower league teams against better opposition, League 2 sides being on TV. It's great.

Another brilliant part of the early FA Cup rounds, is when Premier League clubs are exposed to the elements of football league stadiums. With lower stands to block the sun, and the biting January cold, pitches are often divided into the bitterly cold, dark shade, and the blindingly bright, hot sun.

Many goalkeepers combat this with a good old fashioned baseball cap, particularly Joe Hart. Although today, he forgot to bring one out and had to rely on the generosity of the West Ham fans behind him to lend him a cap for the half.

You can watch the moment Hart asks for a cap here.

They duly obliged, in the hope it would help the out of form goalkeeper keep a clean sheet.


This fan enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.

Magic of the Cup™

The Americans were also very impressed by the shear charm that these FA Cup moments provides.

It was a strong look, to be fair.