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VIDEO & GIF: Eden Hazard kicks a ball boy in Capital One Cup semi-final v Swansea

Eden Hazard kicks a ball boy in Capital One Cup semi-final v Swansea
Hazard… Menace (Image: Ben Sutherland from Flickr)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard kicked a ball boy and was sent off as his team went out of the Capital One Cup in the semi-final after a second leg 0-0 draw at Swansea.

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Chelsea were unable to overturn the two goal deficit they were left with after losing the first leg, at home, 0-2.

A major talking point in the coming days will be midfielder Eden Hazard’s sending off after eighty minutes.

In a shocking incident, the big-name Belgian international ended up kicking a ball boy in the ribs in what looked like a desperate attempt to get the ball back quickly after it went out of play.

The ball boy, presumably a Swansea City fan, appeared to milk the incident for all it was worth, but it was still a quite unsavoury cup moment and virtually ended Chelsea’s chance of finding a way back into the tie.

UPDATE: The ball boy is on Twitter! Meet Charlie Morgan and look what he tweeted before the match:

The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting

— Charlie Morgan™ (@CHARLIEM0RGAN) January 23, 2013

Eden Hazard kicks a ball boy at the Liberty Stadium in Wales – see the GIF and video below:

Chelsea's Eden Hazard kicks a ball boy in the Capital One Cup semi-final 2nd leg v Swansea

UPDATE: Ball boy reportedly visits the Chelsea changing room and shakes hands with Hazard:

#swansfc: #cfc asked for ball-boy to come to dressing-room, kit-lady took him there, Lampard/Terry welcomed him, shook hands with Hazard

— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) January 23, 2013