The footballer Joey Barton has said that Chelsea's Eden Hazard should not have been sent off for apparently kicking a Swansea City ball boy during a League Cup semi final match.
In an article for The Times, the QPR midfielder - who is currently on loan to Marseille - said Hazard should get a "slap on the wrist" for his actions, but he insisted:
"If the “ballperson” had thrown the ball back as he was employed to do, instead of trying to mount it, then Hazard would have had no reason to retrieve it from under him in the frantic, closing minutes of the game".
He also said the ball boy has questions to answer after reportedly tweeting: “The king of all ballboys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting.”
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