Following the Hammers Europa League win at Lyon, Noble was pictured broom in hand, wearing just a towel and brushing down the floor.
The image went viral on social media with fans of different clubs praising the veteran midfielder for ‘leading by example’ in the dressing room – in more ways than one.
Noble has been speaking with the media ahead of West Ham’s Europa League semi-final clash with Eintracht Frankfurt and was asked about the picture and the reasons behind his cleaning up after his team mates.
And it turns out it stems from a visit to Sheffield United by the Hammers which led to an embarassing situation for the captain, who is friends with Blades Chief Executive Stephen Bettis.
Noble explained: “One of my friends is the Chief Executive at Sheffield United. When we played them years ago I left my wedding ring in the dressing room. When I went back the away dressing room was a disgrace and I said I'd never let it happen again.”