Say it ain't so, Iano?
After being disgracefully released by Bournemouth after he single handedly got them into the Premier League, Ian Harte has announced his retirement.
That's right. The best left-footed dead ball specialist in the world won't be taking any more frees.
The time has come to hang the boots up. I have had over 20 years playing football and loved every minute of it!!! Now to the next chapter ??
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) August 27, 2015
It was only three months ago that 85% of Balls.ie readers voted him better than Lionel Messi yet here we are today, not knowing which way to turn.
If anyone wants me I'll be spending the next few hour watching every goal he ever scored on repeat and re-reading '14 Times Ian Harte Was Actually Better Than Lionel Messi.'