Friday, 25 January 2013

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Kicks Swansea Ballboy For Stalling.

23 January, 2013: Chelsea's Eden Hazard is sent off for kicking a ball boy during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Reuters

Police have been forced to launch new inquiries into the confrontation between Eden Hazard and a Swansea ballboy, with the Football Association also reviewing new video evidence before deciding whether to extend the Chelsea forward’s ban.
Hazard was sent off when he appeared to kick Charlie Morgan as the Belgian tried to retrieve the ball in a frustrated attempt to get play restarted following a goal-kick during Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg. The 17-year-old ballboy, who is the son of Swansea director and part-owner Martin Morgan, then complained to the referee and clutched his ribs as he left the pitch. Police confirmed last night that they had received calls from members of the public that they will investigate. Chelsea are not planning to appeal against Hazard’s three-game ban but could challenge any increase to it. If that happened, an independent regulatory commission of the FA would consider the incident. A decision is expected from the FA today.

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