West Ham United are a more united bunch nowadays of that there can be no doubt.
The Hammers endured a torrid first half of the season in stark contrast to the magnificent debut campaign under Slaven Bilic.
Results have improved drastically in the last two months lifting the East Londoners up to the relative comfort of midtable.
And much of that has been attributed to a tighter bond between the Hammers squad in the wake of wantaway star Dimitri Payet's controversial exit in January.
Before the brooding Frenchman left the club to return to Marseille for £25million, the likes of The Sun reported that his fed up teammates removed him from the club's group WhatsApp chat.
The story saw Obiang - already a firm favourite with fans for his superb performances this season - achieve cult hero status.
But Noble has now revealed that the story was not true in an interview with The Mirror.
West Ham United's Pedro Obiang
"No, that is rubbish it's totally rubbish," Noble told The Mirror.
"I think he was only removed when he had actually signed for Marseille.
"That was once it was done and his medical was done because obviously you don't want hundreds of messages going to him when we are here."
The truth is not as poetic as the original story for Hammers fans.
But it at least shows that West Ham's players did not turn their back on their teammate, who despite handling the situation terribly, was desperate to return home for family reasons.