Andy Carroll Surprised by Sky Sports News' Charlie Webster in His Ice Bath

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 3, 2014

Charlie Webster arriving for a VIP screening of The Big Wedding at the Mayfair Hotel in London on Thursday, May 23, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
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Andy Carroll was surprised to be sent off during West Ham United's victory over Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday—but got a bigger shock when he went in to the changing rooms for his post-match ice bath and found Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster in there instead.

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Webster, according to a report in today's Daily Mail from Charlie Sale, was given full use of the Hammers' facilities after undertaking a 250-mile run for charity. Her journey, raising funds for Women's Aid, took in 40 football clubs around the country and culminated at Upton Park.

Having appeared on the pitch at half-time, she went in for an ice bath, only for Carroll to get a red card which brought him into the dressing rooms ahead of time.

As the Mail report:

Webster was in the middle of a much-needed recovery session when Carroll came back prematurely after being given his marching orders on the hour. Sportingly, the striker allowed Webster to stay in the bath while he used an ice bucket for his post-match routine instead.

The action of a true gentleman—and it only carries on a theme, with the players making a donation to Webster's cause.

She tweeted:

Thanks to all at @whufc_official for being so wonderful. Special thanks to the players for their donation.

— Charlie Webster (@CharlieCW) February 1, 2014

By our reckoning, that is the biggest surprise Carroll's had since Kenny Dalglishhis manager at Liverpooltook him to a Boyzone concert.