Hazard charged over ball boy

The Football Association has charged Chelsea`s Eden Hazard with violent conduct following an incident with a Swansea ball boy. It said in a statement that a "standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient".

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Fulham boss: Ball boy 'played rugby' with Hazard

Fulham boss Martin Jol said he felt some sympathy for Eden Hazard Credit: PA

Fulham football manager Martin Jol accused a Swansea City ball boy apparently 'kicked' by Chelsea's Eden Hazard of "playing rugby" by holding on to the ball too long.

The Dutchman said: "I felt for Hazard, but you can't kick people. He (the ball boy) was playing rugby with him, so I can understand he wanted to get the ball."

The Cottagers boss added that the ball boy, understood to be 17-year-old Charlie Morgan, was "probably overage".

Jol said: "Our ball boys are between 10 and 12 years of age. I saw he was probably over-age, probably 21. A big boy, you know?"

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