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Report: Ball boy will not press charges against Hazard

Sam Wallace is football journalist for the Independent:

Dan Taylor is a football journalist for The Guardian:


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Chelsea manager: 'Hazard was frustrated and trying to get the ball back

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez said that Hazard and the ball boy had exchanged apologies in the dressing room after the match.

They apologised to each other.

They both talked. The boy knows he was wasting time. Hazard was frustrated and trying to get the ball back.

We can not change the situation. We are disappointed because we lost a player.

The best thing for us is to move forward.

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Swansea defender: Hazard kicked ball boy 'in the rib'

Swansea defender Ashley Williams claimed he saw Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard kick a ball boy in the second leg of their semi final in Capital One Cup tonight.

Hazard was sent off for violent conduct.

[Chelsea striker] Demba Ba told me the ball boy held on to it.

I saw him kick him in the rib and you can't do that to a young boy.

– Swansea defender Ashley Williams speaking to Sky Sports1


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