Eden Hazard

Swansea ball boy's act against Chelsea reflects poor gamesmanship in soccer

Chelsea's Eden Hazard (right) receives a red card from referee Chris Foy for violent conduct during an English League Cup match. Photo: AP

Chelsea's Eden Hazard created his own danger zone for kicking, or appearing to kick, a misbehaving ball boy. Referee Chris Foy did not see the incident, when Swansea were protecting a 2-0 aggregate score against Chelsea during the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at the Liberty Stadium last month. Foy, instead, relied on advice from his assistant referee and correctly sent off the 22-year-old Belgian for violent conduct.

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Rafael Benitez

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Eden Hazard. Photo: AP

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Rafael Benitez (left)

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