Chelsea’s Eden Hazard got into a bit of a ‘kerfuffle‘ yesterday for allegedly kicking the ballboy – also the son of Swansea director Martin Morgan while trying to retrieve the ball during their 0-0 draw. At first sight, the challenge looks nasty, but the Belgian midfielder later insisted that he was only trying to prevent further “time wasting”. Nevertheless, he was immediately shown a red card by referee Chris Foy during the closing stages of the match at the Liberty Stadium.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor has responded to the incident, saying that there’s no need for everybody to get worked up over a Hazardous encounter like that. What’s he talking about? This looks terrible on the Belgian’s CV, which means Chelsea need to do damage control and send Hazard to Disneyland immediately! That’s the only solution.
“There is obviously a process which the FA have to go through and it is up to them what they decide. But I don’t think the young lad involved would want to see Hazard punished further. The referee made the correct decision on the night and you do not want people to be hung, drawn and quartered for things that happen in the heat of the moment.
“It is disappointing and Hazard has shown remorse and the two clubs handled the matter very well. It will be seen as another stick to beat the game with, but the game has always been about passion and emotions running high and it is a shame for this to overshadow the wonderful achievements of Swansea and Bradford – two clubs who have faced extinction – in reaching the final.” – Gordon Taylor