West Ham captain Mark Noble has been involved in a few pranks on his teammates in recent months, with the help of the club’s shirt sponsor Betway.
The latest involved Declan Rice and Ryan Fredericks getting their cars clamped whilst working on a promotion for the betting firm. Both players got into an argument with the traffic warden, played by an actor, before Noble revealed the prank:
Fancy winning a @WestHam shirt signed by Declan Rice?
Head over to our YouTube video and comment with your funniest moment from the prank.
We'll announce the winner at 12pm on Monday. ⚒️
— betway (@betway) October 18, 2019
Fans on Twitter were enjoying the latest video and were picking out their best moments:
Declan Rice and his P.A
— Footballnut55 (@footballnut55) October 18, 2019
Best moment easily – “Are you his PA?”
— Adam (@adambrown93) October 18, 2019
PA scared about his car being clamped😂
— ollie (@ochaps_) October 18, 2019
The ckamper wanting a selfie.
— Wayne (@Waynetheref) October 18, 2019
Are you Declan Rice?
Yeah I am Declan Rice!
Wow! Well this is awkward! 😂😂😂
— David O'Grady (@MdDg101) October 18, 2019
— Lena Starr 🇵🇱⚒ (@LenaStarrXXX) October 19, 2019
Haha that’s class😂
— Ben Knight (@BenKN7) October 18, 2019
All of it cracked me up,but I was crying when he still asking for a photo and to call his mate 🤣🤣 and Declan saying are you for real 🤣🤣🤣🤣 imagine having the balls to do that hahahah
— Holly'WHU'parsons🏴 (@hollyparsons2) October 18, 2019
These type of pranks really do show the character of the players. While Rice was just not having it, Fredericks was pretty calm about the whole thing and was not even bothered when the traffic warden asked whether he was Rice’s PA.
There is clear camaraderie in the squad, though, as after the prank is revealed, the pair just laughed at the absurdity of the situation that their captain had put them in.