West Ham striker Andy Carroll was due a break after scoring the winner against champions Chelsea recently.
But despite his header beating Asmir Begovic in the Chelsea goal, the Geordie striker met his match during a restaurant row with “a drunk Chelsea fan” just a day after scoring the winning goal against the Blues, according to a report in The Sun.
Slaven Bilic’s side beat the Blues 2-1 at Upton Park to increase the pressure on under-pressure boss Jose Mourinho and it would appear one Chelsea fan took the result particularly badly.
The newspaper reported England star Carroll was dining out at Roka in Canary Wharf on Sunday, October 25, when the fan confronted him.
Red wine was thrown and security guards had to step in, according an eyewitness at the restaurant.
“A man, who was in a group of Chelsea fans, tried to go up and kiss him, which led to a skirmish,” said one onlooker, according to the report.
“Carroll hadn’t even had food or a drink at that point when the hammered geezer started giving him s***.”
Another diner, Paige Waller tweeted: “Andy Carroll and a random drunk man just had a huge row in Roka.”
Andy Carroll’s agent said she had not seen anything at the meal, but was away from the table at one point, while staff at the venue confirmed that security was called to break up the fight.
The police confirmed that they had not been called to the restaurant. The Wharf has contacted Roka for a comment, but the restaurant has yet to respond.
Carroll’s winning strike against Chelsea was his first goal since January following a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury and left the Hammers third in the Premier League.