Andy Carroll with a bit of a shiner. (Getty)
Andy Carroll got a rare start in Liverpool's 1-1 Boxing Day draw against Blackburn. Though he didn't score, he was sporting a bit of a black eye that prompted many viewers to ask what happened to him. The official explanation was that he picked it up during training late last week, but there might have been more to it than that. Here are several other possible explanations for Andy Carroll's black eye.
-He was practicing penalties.
-Turned his head too fast and got whipped in the eye by his own ponytail.
-Luis Suarez gave it to him to prove he's not racist.
-Couldn't quite get out of the way of Craig Bellamy's golf club.
-Pepe Reina tried to fist him at the wrong end.
-He told Kenny Dalglish that maybe they should all hold off on wearing Suarez shirts until they read the detailed reasoning for his ban.
-He told Steven Gerrard that he's never heard of Phil Collins.
-He made eye contact with Martin Skrtel.
-He forgot to put on his "drinking helmet" before going out to celebrate Christmas.
-He said "You know, George Gillett and Tom Hicks never seemed like bad guys to me" in public.
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