West Ham striker Andy Carroll was quizzed by Police in Dublin after a photographer was allegedly assaulted as the player left a fast food restaurant in Dublin, the Daily Mirror reported.
West Ham released a statement to the newspaper which said: "Andy Carroll was in Dublin as part of a social trip with full permission of the management team.
“Andy agreed to have a number of pictures taken at the request of a photographer who was waiting on the street.
“Despite this, the photographer then carried on taking photos in the close proximity of Andy and was politely asked to stop by the private security team working on the trip.
“When he then continued taking more photos he was restrained by the security team for Andy’s safety.
“Eyewitnesses state at no point was there any physical contact between Andy and the photographer.
“The Garda took statements from the group back at the hotel and no further action was taken.”
A Garda spokeswoman said no arrests had been made but the incident is under investigation, the Daily Mirror reported.