Joe Hart is considered many things by many differing people with equally wide ranging opnions. For instance his name popped up more than many others as Twitter users nominated their selection of #OverratedFootballers this New Year. However other people consider him one of the top keepers in world football; held in the same esteem as Spanish and German custodians Iker Casillas and Manuel Neuer.
However not many would have placed him in the category ‘actor’ when picking for a suitable label. That has now changed as the Manchester City and England goalkeeper stars in what has to be one of the worst appearances by a professional sportsmen in a TV advert.
Head and Shoulders is the brand that has managed to convince Hart to subject himself to untold amounts of stick in the City dressing room. The hair-care company has previously convinced the likes of Mark Cavendish and Michael Phelps to give up dignity with such appearances but this one surpasses both.
In a way it is so bad that it is good; or at least humorous. It sees Hart rolling around the floor in agony with what appears to be a serious head injury which is in fact simply an itchy scalp. Luckily for our number one goalkeeper it appears that Gary Lewin carries a bottle of the good stuff in his physio bag and before you know it the former Shrewsbury man is back on his feet.
While other sports have seen their players appear in worse, the long list of cricketers to appear in Advance Hair Studio for Men adverts immediately springs to mind, footballers have tended to steer clear of the telly ad in the recent past and thanks to Joe Hart we have a telling reminder of just why that is. Stick to the day-job Joe.
Here is what fans thought of the ad on Twitter…
That Joe Hart "Head and Shoulders" advert is terrible.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 1, 2013
Just seen the Joe Hart, Head And Shoulders advert, oh my...— Moves Like Forrester (@ConnorBFCMcCabe) January 2, 2013
The head and shoulders advert with joe hart in is absolutely hilarious!— billy joyce (@BillyJoyce_) January 2, 2013
Mum is transferring Joe Hart out of her dreamteam cos he's done that head and shoulders advert & she's not impressed hahahah #fairenough— Becky Taylor (@beckytLCFC) January 1, 2013
Joe Hart must have been paid a massive amount of money for that Head and Shoulders advert because it is dire #embarrassing— Daniel Ward (@Wardy1302) January 1, 2013
I feel sorry for Joe Hart in that head and shoulders advert, how ridiculous!— Amy Mellor (@AmyM93) January 1, 2013
Joe Hart has lost serious Lad points for that Head And Shoulders advert— Daniel Hogg (@DrummerHoggy) January 1, 2013
WTF was Joe Hart thinking of when he agreed to do the Head and Shoulders advert? #laughingstock— Chelseachris (@ChrisC_CFC) January 1, 2013
Joe hart has really sold his soul by doing that head and shoulders advert... what a douche.— Matt Galbraith (@matgalbraith) January 1, 2013
Have to say have lost a fair bit of respect for Joe Hart after seeing that head and shoulders advert— Ollie Clabon (@OClabon) January 1, 2013
Has anyone seen that joe hart head and shoulders advert? He just starts washing his hair on the pitch haha— Aaron Thompson 父 (@OfficialThomps) January 1, 2013
Have you seen the ad? Can Joe Hart become the Gary Lineker of Head and Shoulders?
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