We normally try to escape the goings on in the football world as much as possible, but when the worlds of celebrity and sport collided last night for Soccer Aid, we found ourselves hard pressed to avoid the charity match.

Our attention was caught even more when our favourite arrogant TV chef Gordon Ramsay was dramatically carried off the pitch after a dirty tackle.

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Now the man responsible for Gordon's inquiries (some bloke called Teddy Sheringham - he's a former professional footballer apparently) has taken to Twitter to defend his actions.

"Never set out to hurt rammer but football is contact sport these things happen," he wrote. "Just got my timing wrong! Am in my mid 40s you know!"

Never heard of the word 'sorry', Ted?

Luckily for him, the chef is not expected to experience any lasting damage and is back home after he was rushed to hospital for treatment last night.

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A rep said the star should be back on good form after resting up.

"Gordon was taken to hospital after injuring his back during the game. He was released after receiving treatment and although he's in pain today, there shouldn't be any long term damage," they said.

"He would like to thank the medical team at the ground and the hospital for the excellent care he received."

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  • Soccer Aid 2012

    Marvin Humes and Joe Calazaghe participate in the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    Robbie Williams, Marvin Humes and Olly Murs participate in the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    Aston Merrygold and Michael Sheen participate in the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    The winning England team at the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    The England team at the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    An injured Gordon Ramsay at the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Soccer Aid 2012

    Paddy McGuiness and Robbie Williams participate in the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Gordon Ramsay and Teddy Sheringham participate in the Soccer Aid football match in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)

  • Gordon Ramsay lies injured during the match at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid. Picture date: Sunday May 27, 2012. Hollywood actors, pop stars and football legends are teaming up for the fourth Soccer Aid match to raise money for Unicef. See PA story SHOWBIZ Soccer. Photo credit should read: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

  • Teddy Sheringham injures Gordon Ramsay at Soccer Aid 2012 in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

  • Teddy Sheringham injures Gordon Ramsay at Soccer Aid 2012 in aid of Unicef at Old Trafford on May 27, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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