JOE HART poked fun at his own career as he apologised to a TV presenter after hitting her with a ball.
The goalkeeper’s stray kick had gone viral as he badly misplaced his pass in Celtic’s pre-game Champions League warm-up.
The TV presenter Ingrid Halstensen, working for Norwegian outlet TV 2, felt the ball bounce in to her back while she was live.
She did her best to stifle her reaction but it was clear she felt the connection.
Hart was at pains to apologise to Halstensen – and even made fun of himself in the process.
He said in his post-match interview with the journalist: “I was begging to say sorry [at the time] but you didn’t turn round.”
The reporter insisted she was fine with it and all that happened was that she made a “funny face on telly”.
Hart added: “Sorry. Literally my goalie coach was probably five yards [away from you] … Yeah that’s why my career’s gone where it’s gone.”
He laughed and then apologised one final time to the presenter.
Hart had once been England and Manchester City’s first choice goalkeeper and won two Premier League titles while at the Etihad.
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But he did not win favour with Pep Guardiola after the Spaniard arrived in 2016 and was sent out on loan before leaving permanently for Burnley and then Tottenham.
But after failing to make a single Premier League appearance for Spurs, he arrived at Celtic in a cut price deal last summer.
Celtic drew 1-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk following Hart’s pre-game mishap and the keeper found himself on the receiving end of criticism after he conceded.
Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk drew the Ukrainian side level as he put the ball past Hart in the 15th minute.