JOE HART and pal John Stones wrestled each other on the pitch during the warm-up before Tottenham’s clash with Manchester City.
There was no sign of social distancing going on between the two as they got up close and personal.Joe Hart and John Stones enjoyed a pre-match wrestle before Tottenham’s clash with Manchester City
But it was all in love and good spirits between the former team-mates who laughed together and enjoyed a big bear hug.
Spurs’ reserve goalkeeper headed over to the City camp as they went through some drills ahead of kick-off.
Hart wore a ‘Clemence 1’ t-shirt in tribute to the former England goalkeeper who passed away last weekend.
The two – both on the bench – tried to haul each other down by tripping one another over.
But after a few seconds of jostling, they relented on the tough love and resorted to a warm embrace instead.
Viewers on Twitter were far from impressed by the antics ahead of a crunch clash in the Premier League.
Others wanted to see Roy Keane’s reaction but the Irishman was not on Sky Sports’ punditry duty for the Saturday evening game.
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Some jokingly called for a VAR review of the incident while another added: “Well it made me laugh they are mates.”
But despite the off-field fun, the duo have endured a trickier time on it of late and have only played a combined 553 minutes of football this season.
And it was Hart who enjoyed the last laugh as goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso secured Jose Mourinho’s side a 2-0 win over his former employers.PA:Press AssociationHart and Stones were team-mates for Manchester City and England[/caption]