Tottenham Hotspurs out of favor goalkeeper, Joe Hart accidentally mocked the north London club after the club crashed out of the Europa League this season. After a series of backlash from the fans of Tottenham, the goalkeeper issued an apology to the club and the fans.
On March 18, 2021, Tottenham Hotspur visited Stadion Maksimir to play against Dinamo Zagreb in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The north London club went into the game with a 2-0 advantage. Unfortunately for the Premier League club, Tottenham suffered a 3-0 defeat which ended their journey in the competition 3-2 on aggregate.
After the game, Joe Hart took to his Instagram story to share a picture showing the final scoreline of Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb. The out of favor England international captioned the picture “job done” which signified that he was mocking the downfall of Spurs.
Fans of the club were furious over the Instagram post of the goalkeeper because the mockery of the north London club came when the club’s journey ended at the Europa League when the expectations were high that Jose Mourinho would win the title for the club.
Joe Hart has been sidelined in the Premier League since he joined the north London club on August 18, 2020, on a free transfer from Burnley.
He has however made 6 appearances in the Europa League in which he conceded 4 goals and kept 4 clean sheets. He has made 2 appearances in the Europa League qualifications. Jose Mourinho also featured him twice in the FA Cup.
After Joe Hart’s Instagram post had already gone viral and he was backlashed on social media for the mockery of Tottenham, the goalkeeper had to post an apology for the post. The goalkeeper claimed that the post came from one of his social media managers.
Hence, Joe Hart insisted via a statement he shared recently that the Instagram post mocking Tottenham was a mistake committed by his Instagram managers and apologized on their behalf.
He said: “Morning guys, I feel like I need to come on and make an apology on behalf of my social media team,” he explained. “It has just been brought to my attention, I’ve literally just woke up, that someone thought that we’d won 3-0 last night. As sloppy as it sounds, it’s the truth.
“That’s unacceptable and I’m sure it’s annoyed a lot of people and I’m sorry it’s come to that.”
Joe Hart has until June 2022 before his contract with Tottenham Hotspur expires. The 33-year-old English goalkeeper might not be able to stay beyond his current contract with the club based on how inconsistent he has been under the leadership of Jose Mourinho.