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Hammers deny Andy Carroll claims

A West Ham insider has messaged Claret and Hugh to say that social media rumours that Andy Carroll refused to take part in a community event are completely false.  A post on Instagram which was then widely circulated on the Internet falsely claimed the striker: “Had an argument with the West Ham foundation and refused to help out suggesting he would be happy to pay a fine instead”

In fact, we are told the 29-year-old Hammer was sent home from the Players’ Project event by the club as he was sick and they were worried he would spread his sickness to other members of the squad. 

Carroll is scheduled to play in a private friendly against Brentwood on Thursday as Manuel Pellegrini searches for a backup for Marko Arnautovic in front of goal.

“Andy is close to coming back. He has started working with the squad a little but not 100 per cent,” said Pellegrini last week in his press conference adding “He will work again this week and on Thursday we are going to play a friendly game and we hope that Carroll can play some minutes.”

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter