There was one thing so extremely heart-warming about seeing Mark Noble lined in flour at West Ham’s coaching floor on Saturday.
What a season it’s been for the Hammers, who’re firmly in with a shout at ending within the Champions League spots this season.
Few might have predicted they’d be on this place at this stage a 12 months in the past when relegation from the highest flight was feared.
Being in unfamiliar territory like this might improve the stress ranges vastly, however the hilarious video that graced our social media feeds reveals the gamers are completely loving life.
West Ham’s membership captain celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday and his teammates had a hilarious trick up their sleeves to make it a day to recollect.
Noble was going gung-ho on a rowing machine at their coaching floor and as he recovered from the gruelling exercise, he was lined in egg by a Hammers workers member earlier than Jesse Lingard poured a full bag of flour throughout him!
You by no means understand how somebody will react to a prank till it really occurs however honest play to ‘Nobes’, who obtained up and began dancing as his laughing teammates gleefully belted out Queen’s ‘One other One Bites the Mud’.
Why did they prank Noble on his big day? Lingard revealed it was an act of ‘payback’ from the staff and make clear the planning that went into the operation.
“He all the time appears to be getting different individuals so it was a little bit of payback on his birthday,” Lingard instructed Sky Sports activities.
“A few lads have been discussing earlier than coaching when to get him and find out how to do it. He needed to do the rower in order quickly as he took his final breath, bam, flour and egg. Just a little birthday current from us!
“I believed he was going to snap however he took it effectively, good for staff morale. The staff spirit’s actually good, banter flying about day in, time out however once we get on the coaching pitch we work and attempt to get three factors each match. We stick collectively.”