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VIDEO: Frustrated Eden Hazard kicks ball boy

Charlie Morgan - Ball boy kicked by Eden Hazard

Swansea City pulled off a major surprise in the League Cup semi-final second leg at the Liberty Stadium yesterday evening. But the match will be remembered for an incident involving Chelsea’s Belgian international Eden Hazard.

Hazard was sent off in the 80th minute after kicking a ball boy Charlie Morgan who was slow getting the ball back into play.

“The boy put his whole body on to the ball and I was just trying to kick the ball,” Hazard told Chelsea TV after the match. “”I think I kicked the ball and not the boy. I apologise.”

“The boy was apologising for time wasting. Hazard was frustrated and tried to get the ball. He was kicking the ball and getting the ball,” Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez told the BBC. “We can analyse if for half an hour but we know that both are wrong. We will deal with it internally, that’s all I can say.”

The ball boy shouldn’t have delayed the play, but Hazard is a professional footballer and as a such he should know to control his frustration in public.

Please watch the incident and leave your comments in the comment box at the bottom of this page…


VIDEO 2 – Different Camera Position (Better View)