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Carroll hits back at media’s “fake news”

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The Newcastle United striker has been angered by reports during his career that he has alcohol abuse problems which some reported as the cause of his injuries.

Newcastle United forward Andy Carroll is ready to return to action after he picked up an injury.

And the Magpies footballer is angry because some media outlets reported that injury was caused by alcohol abuse.

“I used to years ago, and then there was so much press, bad press, and I just was like, ‘I can’t even be bothered with it’, because most of it is lies,” he told Goal.

“There was one (story), I think it was last season, that I got injured trying to climb over a balcony drunk on pre-season with West Ham, and I fell off the balcony and got injured. In the paper! I’m like, what am I even reading this for? It’s a load of ********.”

“I won a game of table tennis, jumped on the table, landed, smashed the table and rolled my ankle and I’m injured. What? So I just stopped reading everything,” he added.

“It’s not my fault.”

“I don’t want to be sitting in the gym by myself doing rehab. I want to be outside doing what I love to do, playing football and being with the lads. I’ve been out of it for so long, and I don’t want to be like that,” he commented.

“People think you’re getting paid so it doesn’t matter. No – that’s not the case. I haven’t come into this job to get paid. Yeah, it pays well, but I’ve come into it because I love it – there’s a difference.”