The anger came from Antonio failing to show up for a pre-match meeting on time.
The Hammers boss also revealed “it wasn't the first time" Antonio had breached disciplinary rules.
Noble said: “That's the manager's decision. It sets his stall out to say he won't accept it, no matter who you are. He isn't going to accept you being late, showing the lads disrespect.
“I'm sure Mikey did not mean it. I'm sure it's a mistake. But when it comes to the position we are in the league, we need him, and we need him here in the team so that was the manager's decision.
“He's like that, and that's the way he deals with things."