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Is Chelsea Star Eden Hazard To Blame For Kicking The Ball Boy?
Author: Tyrone King Updated published : 24 Jan 2013 09:32:55
Although Swansea reached the Capital One Cup Final last night with a 2-0 aggregate win over Chelsea, all the headlines are surrounding Chelsea star Eden Hazard. The Belgian kicked out at a ball-boy, who threw himself on the ball to prevent the Chelsea star from getting the ball.
Eden Hazard has sinced apologized for his actions, and had this to say;
"The boy put his whole body onto the ball and I was just trying to kick the ball and I think I kicked the ball and not the boy," Hazard told Chelsea TV.
"The ball boy came in the changing room and we had a quick chat and I apologised and the boy apologised as well, and it is over. Sorry."
Eden Hazard was shown a straight red card from referee Chris Foy – with the scoreline 0-0 at the time. Chelsea needed two goals to send the game into extra time, and were frustrated by a stubborn Swans back line.
Swansea City media manager Jonathan Wilshere said: “The police have interviewed the boy, whose name we cannot give because he is under 18 and a vulnerable person.”
“He and his father spoke to police and they are not pressing charges.
Now, every team admittedly time wastes in the Premier League. Whether it's Wigan Athletic holding out for a point at Old Trafford, or even if its Manchester United holding out for all three against Man City. However, this isn't the case.
Should Swansea be the subject of an investigation by the FA for the conduct of their ball boys?
The 'ball-boy' at Swansea was 17 years old, just five years younger than Hazard. What is even more interesting is that Charlie Morgan, 17 is in fact the son of Swansea Director Martin Morgan.
Here is a video of the incident below; who is to blame? Eden Hazard or Charlie Morgan?
All quotes courtesy of the BBC.