MANCHESTER City goalkeeper Joe Hart is reconsidering his pre-game routine of greasing himself all over.
The player began rubbing every part of his body, including his boots and gloves, in goose fat after watching cross-channel swimmers and being impressed with their single-minded determination.
He said: “A thick layer of grease keeps you warm, reduces the chance of chafing and I just love the feel of it on my skin, but I have a nagging worry that it’s decreasing my effectiveness as a player in some way.
Ive tried all different kinds of grease, from lard to Fry Light, but lately Ive begun thinking maybe it would be better if I wasn’t greased at all.
Hart has decided to take the field ungreased for Saturdays game against Everton, instead relying on the talismanic properties of wearing his lucky Heelys.