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The Guy With The @JoeHart Twitter Handle Had A Nightmare Last Night

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The Guy With The @JoeHart Twitter Handle Had A Nightmare Last Night

The last person I'd want to be in the world right now is Joe Hart. Closely followed by Harry Kane. Then, this guy... Joe Hart.

No, that's not a typo, this poor unfortunate soul got the brunt of pissed, angry England fans last night due to his Twitter handle - @JoeHart. Although that is his name, he's a comedian - not a footballer.

How long exactly has this been going on? Has footballer Joe Hart tried to buy the handle from him? Is everyone tweeting him about Head & Shoulders?! We spoke to Joe about his experience.

He said: "I've had the twitter name @JoeHart for years. I remember cramming for an English GCSE exam and then looking at my phone to see a chorus of congratulatory tweets. At first I thought 'How did they know?' then I realised the other Joe Hart was playing and they in fact had no knowledge of my new nuanced understanding of Tess of the D'urbervilles."

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Last night, as the England v Iceland game kicked off, Joe knew he was about to experience an influx of bullshit. At the beginning of the Euros, he even tried to get ahead of the curve with this tweet...


But NO. Last night, as he was out at a gig, it kicked off. He said: "I was expecting a little bit of praise and/or absolute wrath depending on how the game went down. I could only check my phone during the interval and I saw that we were a goal down so I thought I'd nip it in the bud by tweeting 'RIP my twitter inbox', thought nothing of it and returned to the gig. Then returning back to the real world I'd discovered I'd gone like properly viral, so I made a salami and cheese sandwich to celebrate."

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Then came the mentions, hundreds of them. And around 10,000 retweets. I'm guessing that kept him pretty busy.

Has the Joe Hart tried to buy the handle? Joe explained: "He's never offered and I don't think I would sell it. I doubt until today, perhaps not even now, he's aware that this has been happening. I'm tempted to print all of them off and forward them to him so he can catch up on his twitter correspondence."

And, finally, what's he got to say to all those fans out there? "If you can't say anything nice at least try and make it funny. And no, you're not the first person to make a Head & Shoulders joke."

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Lad.

If you fancy seeing comedian Joe in person, he informs me that he's playing in Edinburgh in August. Hopefully he'll do a better job than his namesake. But both of them are laughable. Am I right, lads?!

Words by Mel Ramsay

Featured image credit: @JoeHart/Twitter

Topics: Football, Funny, England, Twitter, Iceland

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