SWANSEA (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard was sent off after attacking a little ballboy during the Capital One English League Cup game at Swansea City on Wednesday.
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The Belgian superstar, however, will not face criminal charges after he appeared to have kicked a ball boy while trying take the ball from him during the late stages of the League Cup semi-final second leg at The Liberty Stadium.
Chelsea were being held 0-0 by Swansea, but were done 2-0 on aggregate and Hazard was eager to get the back ball to resume the game.
A Swansea spokesman confirmed that the 17-year-old and his father were not going to press any chargers on the Chelsea forward.
The spokesman was quoted as saying: “The police have interviewed the boy and his father and there are no charges going to be pressed, as far as they are concerned that is the matter closed.
“The ball boy has been into the Chelsea dressing room after the game and shaken hands with Eden Hazard. The likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard were exemplary in their behaviour in welcoming him into the dressing room.
“Chelsea asked if he could come in and our kit lady took him in and they shook hands, he is fine.
“As far as we are concerned the matter is closed. He has been a ball boy here for six years with no incidents here at the stadium.”