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.
— MPS Football Unit (@MPSFootballUnit) January 7, 2018
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.
Gotta’ love that - Joe Hart asking the fans if anyone had a cap he can borrow because the sun is in his eyes! pic.twitter.com/cNji8rIlgN
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) January 7, 2018
This fan enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.
Magic of the Cup™
Something beautifully retro about Joe Hart keeping goal in a baseball cap #bbcfacup
— Adam Williams (@adam_j_williams) January 7, 2018
The only cap Joe Hart will get in 2018? pic.twitter.com/SEmlwlsQLi
— Luke Beaumont (@MLShocker) January 7, 2018
The Americans were also very impressed by the shear charm that these FA Cup moments provides.
The fans giving Joe Hart a cap from the stands for the sun is one of those moments you'll only find in soccer.
— fringfurter (@fringfurter) January 7, 2018
It was a strong look, to be fair.