Chelsea's Eden Hazard apologises to ballboy after Capital One Cup semi-final

Image: Ballboy: Lies in pain after clash with Eden Hazard

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has apologised to the ballboy who was centre of attention in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Swansea, which finished goalless.

It appears Hazard has escaped police action but the Chelsea midfielder must wait to see what action the Football Association may take against him. The 21-year-old could yet face a lengthy ban, though it is unlikely to be comparable to the nine months Manchester United's Eric Cantona missed after the most high-profile incident of a similar vein in recent years, his infamous kung-fu kick at a Crystal Palace fan in 1995. In a further twist to the controversy Charlie Morgan, the ball boy in question, had apparently posted on his Twitter account just hours before the game: "The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance £needed £for £timewasting". And he appeared to suggest he had only been asked to work at the game due to the heavy snow in south Wales preventing someone else getting there. "Haven't been doing it this season been ask to come back to run them because the person can't come in cos of the snow £manager", his tweet read. His Twitter account had swelled to almost 50,000 followers after the game.

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