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Micah Richards rips into Joe Hart's outfit as pundit's tattoo leaves England viewers baffled

Micah Richards rips into Joe Hart's outfit as pundit's tattoo leaves England viewers baffled

Joe Hart's tattoos did not go unnoticed

Summer has arrived and so have Southgate's lions.

I don't want to say it's coming home - but it is.

Jude Bellingham scored our first goal of the Euro 2024 campaign and it was enough to see off Serbia in England's opening match with a 1-0 win.

Despite a solid three points in a group that also consists of Denmark and Slovenia, it seems viewers have been somewhat distracted by Joe Hart's pre-match interview.

Instead of focusing on his analysis, fans couldn't keep their eyes of the 37-year-old's arm tattoo.

Viewers were a bit distracted pre-match. (BBC)
Viewers were a bit distracted pre-match. (BBC)

Taking to social media, one viewer wrote: "Do you reckon Joe Hart has any tattoos that he regrets?"

"What the hell has Joe Hart done. Please tell me that these are not tattoos omg," a second added.

"Love the creativity with Joe Hart’s tattoos," a third penned.

Meanwhile, BBC pundit and ex-Manchester City teammate Micah Richards couldn't help himself on air.

"Can we talk about Joe's tight t-shirt for a minute though?" he asked presenter Gary Lineker, alongside Cesc Fabregas and Rio Ferdinand.

"He's got extra medium there, the guns were pumping," Richards said of the 6ft 5 retired goalkeeper.

Richards was poking fun at his former teammate. (BBC)
Richards was poking fun at his former teammate. (BBC)

Hart has previously shared a series of images of the armour tattoos on Insta back in 2019.

Thanking his tattoo artist Hanu Mantra, he said: "You are the man @hanumantra thank you, this is the only time of year I could take this on so I appreciate you fitting me in and smashing it!!

"I got my armour on now... let's see what's next.

"Not everyone's taste I understand that but this definitely represents me and thank you for making it happen."

Hart has shown off his tattoos before. (Instagram/@joehartofficial)
Hart has shown off his tattoos before. (Instagram/@joehartofficial)

The former Premier League winner played for Celtic this season, before announcing his decision to retire from football.

"I got to a point, I had a very good 20s, my football was really good but then I struggled a bit in terms of my place," he said.

"Then I got this opportunity then which I couldn't turn down.

"But I didn't know how it was going to play out, I wanted to commit for the three years and give everything.

"I got to a point in my life where I was potentially on the way out and got another opportunity.

"I don't want to push that luck, I want to finish strong, in a special place, in a special club.

"That's just me - it's my time to move aside and let someone else have some fun. It's definitely not physical, I feel fine.

"But I felt like this was the right moment.

"I felt really uncomfortable knowing but not telling the manager or the lads.

"I wanted to say it, and for everyone to understand that I was doing it and make sure I worked hard and was at my peak when I finished."

England's remaining Euro 2024 group stage fixtures

Thursday, 20 June - Group C: Denmark vs England(Waldstadion, Frankfurt - kick-off 5pm BST)

Tuesday, 25 June - Group C: England vs Slovenia (RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne - kick-off 8pm BST)

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Football, Sport, Euro 2024