The footage showed an scantily clad brunette on the screen behind him as the former boxer addressed the camera.
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Ricky Hatton had fans in hysterics when he posted a video with an adult TV girl on the screen in the background The Hitman posted the video from self-isolation amid coronavirus outbreak
“Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton here. Been in isolation now for seven days now.
“And it really is hard work isn’t it.”
Then the fun really started as the joke became clear.
The Manchester born 41-year-old slowly turned around and his TV came into shot as he continued: “But what you’ve got to do, you’ve got to keep positive and keep yourself busy.”
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And Hatton added: “Find things to fill your time with, keep knuckling down to it and things will come out good.
While it was unclear exactly what channel the former boxing world champion was watching, fans on Twitter came up with their own suggstions.
Another added: “What a geezer!”
He said: “Some breakfast I woke up to this morning?”
But it turned out the image was uploaded to social media back in August 2015 and has been circulating for years.
— the salford kid (@kid_salford) March 25, 2020
The worrying thing is you must have recorded that because it’s light outside…Just wait till Hyde gets internet, i’ll blow them wrists out fella 🙂
— Gazza (@kunsbannedhair) March 25, 2020
You silly sod. I was letting my 8 year old watch 😂😂😂😂
— Scott M 🐝🏴🇺🇸 (@MCFCCTID328) March 25, 2020
😂😂😂😂 filling your time wisely I see
— Danny marris (@dannymarris68) March 25, 2020
Don’t touch your face Ricky🙈😷✔️🥊
— Ben frankland (@BBfrankland) March 25, 2020