Joe Hart signs shirt for Newcastle fan after booting a football into her face during Burnley’s trip to St James’ Park
- Burnley keeper Joe Hart accidentally kicked a football into a Newcastle fan’s face
- Incident occurred during the warm-up before Tuesday’s Premier League match
- Hart apologised by gifting the supporter his training shirt and signing it for her
Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart booted a football into the face of an unsuspecting Newcastle United fan before Tuesday’s game at St James’ Park.
Hart, who has not played since Boxing Day and was again left out of the starting XI, misplaced a kick during the warm-up and sent a ball flying into the crowd.
It hit a woman and Hart was quick to apologise to her. Former England stopper Hart gave the fan his training shirt, on which he signed his name and wrote the words: ‘My bad’.
A Newcastle fan poses with Joe Hart’s Burnley training shirt before Tuesday evening’s game
Keeper Hart (left) apologises to the Newcastle supporter after kicking a football into her face
The fan looked happy with her gift as she posed for a photo before kick-off.
And her evening got even better as she witnessed Newcastle claim three points courtesy of a 2-0 win over the Clarets.
Fabian Schar and Sean Longstaff scored in the first half of Tuesday’s Premier League match.
The win saw Newcastle climb above Burnley in the table and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Ex-England star Hart smiles during the warm-up before Burnley’s 2-0 loss at St James’ Park
Midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, celebrates after scoring Newcastle’s second goal of the night