Emile Heskey delights 'Heskeycam' viewers with stunning bicycle kick
The former England striker Emile Heskey has been the subject of much derision in his home country since the announcement of plans for 'Heskeycam'.
The former Aston Villa forward, who now plays for Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets, was to be the subject of broadcaster Fox Sports's 'Hero Cam', which allows viewers to follow the movements of one player as a camera tracks them throughout the match.
In the pre-match build-up to Newcastle Jets' game against Melbourne Victory this afternoon, Fox said: "Heskey Cam gives you it all: one camera, one hero; every pass, every run, everything Heskey does on the pitch, you'll see it first with the Heskey Cam, the dedicated broadcast providing a rare insight into what makes Heskey so good."
It was quite a build-up for a player most English football fans remember best for holding the ball up for others and scoring just seven goals in 62 England appearances.
Yet Heskey lived up to the billing this afternoon and showed viewers exactly what it is that makes him "so good". The former Liverpool striker was to score twice in a 2-1 victory, the second of which was an incredible bicycle kick. It was the 34-year-old's fourth goal for the Jets in as many matches.
Heskey has become something of a cult figure since moving Down Under, with reports that the Jets had to put in an order for 5,000 more Emile Heskey shirts after their original batch sold out. The Leicester trainee has also been credited with inspiring 1,000 new fans to sign up as members of the the club.
Watch the goals below...
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