Chelsea star apologizes for kicking ball boy
Chelsea's Eden Hazard kicked a ball boy late in Wednesday's game against Swansea City.
January 24th, 2013
09:07 AM ET

Chelsea star apologizes for kicking ball boy

Eden Hazard, a star for England's Chelsea soccer team, has apologized for kicking a ball boy during a match in Wales on Wednesday, Chelsea says on its website.

The incident happened in Chelsea's Capitol One Cup semifinal game at Swansea City when the ball went out of bounds late in the game with Chelsea needing two goals to force overtime.

"The boy put his whole body onto the ball and I was just trying to kick the ball and I think I kicked the ball and not the boy. I apologize.

'The ball boy came in the changing room and we had a quick chat and I apologized and the boy apologized as well, and it is over. Sorry," the Chelsea website report quoted Hazard as saying.

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  1. Steve

    Soccer is stupid

    January 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Luis

    Soccer is stupid? You must be kidding, football is stupid a bunch of guys some fat, overweight, hitting each other trying to get to the other side of the field like wrestling. I do not call that a sport , no wonder there is no football international world cup because nobody around the world likes that 'so called' sport overseas except in the US. Soccer is the best with people around the world watching it, soccer world cups around the world in europe, asia, etc. That's the real football overseas that's why we call it football overseas and not soccer like we call it here.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • derek

      Soccer is stupid, deal with it.

      January 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Iujmped

      I agree. Who wants to watch a game for 4 hours where they break every 5 seconds. NFL sucks.

      January 28, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Si Pepe

      Both Soccer and Football are stupid...

      January 29, 2013 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Guest

    Soccer is stupid

    January 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iujmped

      Really? Then don't watch it. I think American football is stupid so I don't watch.

      January 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    Soccer is a WORLD SPORT!! My question is WHY did he cover the ball with his body & hold it? Maybe he was for the other side? IF anything the "ball boy" should have been taken off the field!

    January 25, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Robert

    That's what the ball boy is for.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ray

    American football is stupid, and its fans even more so.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Dennis

    Soccer is stupid? The name yes. Not the sport.
    It is Football!!! Not Soccer.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Alex

    Stop spamming the comment place...
    its obviously the same person posting under different names
    Stop hating on soccer, just don't watch it and leave it at that!

    January 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Renato Laranja

    Soccer is stupid and don't assume I like football either.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |