FA Charge Chelsea’s Eden Hazard For Kicking Ball-Boy

By on January 25, 2013

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Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has been charged by the Football Association after being sent off for ‘kicking’ a ball-boy during their 0-0 draw with Swansea City in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi final on Wednesday.

With the Blues trailing 2-0 on aggregate with just over 10 minutes remaining at the Liberty Stadium, Hazard rushed to retrieve the ball from a ball-boy on the sidelines. However, the 17-year-old fell on top of the ball, clearly trying to waste time and to try and prevent Hazard from taking a quick corner.

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The 22-year-old Belgian then tried to kick the ball from underneath the youngster but was sent off for ‘violent conduct’ and now faces a three-match ban.

However, the FA have confirmed this afternoon that they have charged the Chelsea player with misconduct and he now has until 6pm on Tuesday January 29th to respond to the charge.

A statement from the FA read:

“The FA have charged Chelsea’s Eden Hazard following his side’s League Cup semi-final at Swansea City on 23 January 2013. It is alleged that Hazard’s behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient.

“The player has until 6pm on Tuesday 29 January 2013 to respond to the charge. The FA will remind all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times and will liaise with competitions accordingly.”

How do Chelsea fans feel about this news? Does Hazard deserve to be charged by the FA?

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10 Comments

  1. osunde Abel

    January 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    he should be banned for the rest of the season…..he sure deserves it.

  2. harry

    January 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    @osunde Abel ….u most be very blind, short-sighted or better still and great hater to even make such a comment. Quite obviously, u’re an anti chelsea and a very bias person to make such comment. Did u even for just a brief moment took a second look at the incident before commenting? Nonsense….

  3. Steve of Chiang Mai

    January 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    No unbiased fan would object to Hazard being appropriately punished for what was a silly and totally unacceptable brainsnap. Hopefully the ballboy, if it was true he had reportedly tweeted he would endeavour to timewaste will also be banned from ever being a ballboy again and Swansea FC fined significantly to make sure they never allow a non player to interfere with a game again.

  4. dan

    January 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    This is AN UNPRECEDENTED ABUSE.when Rooney struck with his elbow on McCarthy, the FA not involved.when Hazard hit a ball under a boy the FA involved.ha ha ha!all people from The FA are corrupt and hypocrites

  5. Timlos

    January 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    …….”The FA will remind all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times and will liaise with competitions accordingly.”
    And that is all the FA will say about Swansea’s role. ABSOLUTE MADNESS. SHAME, BIG SHAME.

  6. Losheloshe

    January 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Now i believe the FA are senseless it was earlier said by the boy man on Twitter that he will waste time which he eventually did and this stupid FA board clearly saw the footage that hazard only kicked the ball (not the boy man) with his toe and still have the gout to think of extending his suspension……..what will be the judgement on the boy man that causes all this?

  7. harry

    January 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I’ll be damned if the FA thus press further its purported charges on Hazard….it will only clearly revealed to all that its so very biased with it’s judgement when it involve certain clubs. And that for me, is clearly #AveryBigShame….

    Issue’s like this are reason’s why I decided not to be a fan of any club, I just try to enjoy every game and be fair with my judgement just to avoid heart ache’s e.t.c it’s quite disappointing how the FA handles issue’s in the EPL, we all have eyes.

  8. Buhari

    January 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I will like it to be 5machban not 3 so that hi will no the vliu of ball boy

  9. Ken teks

    January 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Hazard knows the rule of the game,in my opinion,thes ball boy may be wrong but,hazard over reacted,…hazard show some love to kid broda aiit

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