Chelsea star faces violent conduct charge
Swansea ball boy Charlie Morgan grimaces after the incident which led to Eden Hazard's ejection.
January 25th, 2013
01:40 PM ET

Chelsea star faces violent conduct charge

Chelsea's soccer star Eden Hazard today was charged with by the English Football Association with violent conduct after being ejected from his team's League Cup match at Swansea earlier this week for kicking a ball boy.

Hazard, a Belgian, is facing a lengthy ban after a statement on the FA website said his actions "constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient."

Hazard has until January 29 to respond to the charge. The case will then go before an FA disciplinary panel who will decide on any punishment more than the standard three-game ban.

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  1. Portland tony

    Not a small thing for many Expats here in the states, but Super Sunday is only days away!

    January 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      The party plans are already made.

      January 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    guess he believes in kickin' a man when he's down...

    January 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Scottish Mama

    I think he was going after the ball. Did the whistle blow? I think he will be found not guilty. This guy probably was in a pub right after the game drinking a yard of brew.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ronvan

    STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND? WHY did the ball boy cover up the ball, and for me, hide it? Was he for the other team?

    January 27, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse | Reply

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