JOE HART has sent a heartfelt message to a young fan to ignore his bullies and keep playing in the goal.
The Celtic keeper has become one of the club’s most popular players since joining Tottenham last summer.
And now he is playing his part in influencing the next generation of goal scorers, giving a young supporter a moment he will never forget.
Jack is training as a goalkeeper but has been bullied for being too young.
His father contacted Hart and Celtic No. 1 was delighted to send him a video message for his son.
Sharing a video of the keeper on Twitter, he said: “My teammate has recently started training for the goal and he is being ridiculed and chosen because he is too young.
“[The fact he] Didn’t want to go back to something he was loving I was getting.
“So I approached the legend Joe Hart and he sent him a video, the man who went back tonight echoing.”
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In the video, Hart can be seen sitting at home saying, “Hey Jack, this is the fellow here.
“Just reach out and say keep your head up, keep moving and play to the goal because you like it.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“I know I’m lucky to be in that position, but one of the main reasons is that I play in goals because I love it.
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“I don’t care what anyone thinks, I don’t care what anyone says. I do it because it makes me smile.
“You will do the same and you will do very well.”
Fans liked Hart’s message and praised Jack on social media for encouraging him to keep playing.
R MRYFC2013 said: “What kind of man is Hart. He is very different from the way he was photographed.
“Signed extensively and is one of the most important in a year when we have signed some of the top players.”
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AmTamPostecoglou replied: “We are very lucky to have found this guy at our club, who did well.”
Ven StevenFriel91 commented: “Great! Joe Hart is an absolute gentleman, and good luck to the little man.
“Hopefully he’ll raise his head and prove the thugs wrong!”
And @ RhabP added: “What a man, like Big Ang, he has embraced our great club wholeheartedly.”
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