One stunt too many: Todd Carney.

One stunt too many: Todd Carney. Photo: Getty Images

The man who captured Todd Carney's lewd act in a hotel bathroom says the urine never actually went into Carney's mouth.

Mick Robinson said after he had snapped the picture at the Northies nightspot, he sent the photo to his brother. He said his brother then lost his phone while at the races.

The photo made the rounds on social media on Saturday, and has since caused the Sharks to sack Carney and the NRL to potentially ban him for life.

Mick Robinson - who took the photo of Todd Carney - speaks to Channel 9.

Mick Robinson - who took the photo of Todd Carney - speaks to Channel 9. Photo: Channel 9

Robinson said the photo wasn't planned.

"I've gone into the toilet, seen Todd there, asked me if I had ever heard of the fountain," Robinson told Channel 9.

"He's gone to do it, he obviously didn't know I had my phone there, and I've snapped a photo of him.

The infamous image that caused a social media storm. Todd Carney was snapped at a urinal creating a 'fountain'.

The infamous image that caused a social media storm. Todd Carney was snapped at a urinal creating a 'fountain'.

"The urine actually never went into his mouth."

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