- Newcastle United News
- News Archive
- League Table
- Premier League News
Redknapp Says What Many Of Us Were Thinking!
Published : 25 Jan 2013 14:22:25
The situation was simple - you're fighting for a place in the League Cup final - time is ticking away and the ball boy stops you getting the ball.
Not just that, but the ball boy predicts he is going to do it on Twitter 24 hours earlier.
So does the kid (well ... he's 17 years old and a bit of a gobshite) deserve a kicking?
Personally, I think he does, despite the uproar caused by national media circus.
Harry Redknapp has absolved Chelsea's Eden Hazard of blame for his red card against Swansea, instead branding the actions of the ball boy involved as "disgusting".
Hazard was sent off by referee Chris Foy for kicking Charlie Morgan in the closing stages of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Liberty Stadium.
The Belgium playmaker lost patience when the 17-year-old ball boy refused to hand over the ball after it had gone out for a goal-kick.
Morgan fell to the ground as Hazard attempted to get the ball from him, with the 22-year-old then trying to kick it from under him but appearing to instead make contact with the youngster.
QPR manager Redknapp: "Hazard toe-poked the ball under the boy's body. Why is the kid lying on the ball in the first place?
"You can imagine the frustration - you're a player trying to reach a cup final but there's this kid behaving like an idiot who won't give you the ball back.
"Hazard didn't kick the kid, he kicked the ball underneath him, but the whole thing got blown out of all proportion.
"I can think of a lot of players who would have kicked a bit harder than he did. He just toe-poked the ball away.
"The boy was tweeting before the game that he's a super time waster. The way he behaved was disgusting."
Source: Newcastle United Mad