The Straits Times
Published on Jan 26, 2013

FA charge Hazard over ball boy clash


LONDON (AFP) - Eden Hazard was facing the prospect of an additional ban for kicking a ball boy after the Football Association (FA) charged him on Friday over his red card in Chelsea's League Cup exit at Swansea.

Belgian forward Hazard was already set to serve an automatic three-match ban for his red card in Wednesday's semi-final second leg at the Liberty Stadium, where a goalless draw condemned Chelsea to a 2-0 aggregate defeat.

However, the FA insisted on Friday that constituted an "insufficient" punishment for the offence.

"The FA has charged Chelsea's Eden Hazard following his side's League Cup semi-final at Swansea on January 23, 2013," an FA statement said.