West Ham fans have set up a Twitter hashtag for their skipper...
At the same time, however, he didn't confirm that. All Hodgson really did was say Noble is doing well - and that external competition is welcome.
And West Ham fans have responded with anger on Twitter. They've also set up a hashtag: #NobleForEngland
It would seem the Hammers faithful feel particularly strongly on this issue - and Hodgson's recent record of snubbing West Ham stars for his England squads hasn't helped...
Noble was in impressive form again on Saturday afternoon, netting an equaliser as his side came back from 2-0 down to draw with Norwich City.
Here's how West Ham fans reacted on Twitter to the Three Lions boss's Noble comments:
Hodgson don't look and laugh coz when u get sacked and nobles the captain of England , who's gonna be laughing pic.twitter.com/iE8vsmTKB4— Joe Tomlinson (@whutommo) February 14, 2016
Roy Hodgson is so disrespectful. Respect to Alan Shearer for putting the owl faced mong on the spot. #NobleForEngland.— West Ham Forum (@WestHamNews1966) February 13, 2016
Knock knock,— 父Bigfifafanatic父 (@BigFifaFanatic) February 13, 2016
Roy basically just pied Noble right in the face.#NobleForEngland— Jack Bilyard (@JackBilyard1994) February 13, 2016