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Joe Hart's arm design explained after Euros viewers asked if he was wearing 'gaffer tape'

Joe Hart's arm design explained after Euros viewers asked if he was wearing 'gaffer tape'

Viewers were fixated on Joe Hart's tattoos before the game

Joe Hart's arm tattoo appeared to have stolen the show last night before England managed to pick up their first win of the Euro 2024 campaign.

Jude Bellingham's opening goal was enough to see off Serbia on Sunday evening (16 June) as Southgate's lads walked away with three points and the first clean sheet of the competition so far.

Bellingham's CR7-like header from a deflected Bukayo Saka cross proved to be the all important moment in the game as Serbia pressed hard in the second half.

Another 'I'm him' moment from Jude. (PA)
Another 'I'm him' moment from Jude. (PA)

While the talk after the match was about England gassing out in the last 45, beforehand it seems viewers were fixated on the former Manchester City goalkeeper's tattoos.

The retired shot stopper, who was doing a bit of pre-match punditry for the BBC, was unable to stop the bombardment of shots about his ink work on social media.

"Do you reckon Joe Hart has any tattoos that he regrets?" one viewer tweeted, as another added: "What the hell has Joe Hart done? Please tell me that these are not tattoos omg."

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

Viewers were fixated on his tattoos. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Viewers were fixated on his tattoos. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Even BBC pundit and ex-teammate Micah Richards couldn't help him but poke some fun at Hart.

"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 goalie.

Meanwhile, in a series of social media posts from 2019, Hart previously thanked his tattoo artist Hanu Mantra.

"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!!" he said.

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

"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."

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

"But I felt like this was the right moment," he said.

"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: Euro 2024, Football, Sport