My tribe

Swansea deny instructing ball-boys to time-waste

Swansea City are adamant that their ball-boys were not under instructions to time-waste in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg, reports The Guardian. Chelsea striker Eden Hazard was shown late on for kicking out at a ball-boy Charlie Morgan who was slow at releasing the ball back into play.

It later emerged that Morgan, who has worked as a ball-boy at the Liberty Stadium for six years, tweeted before the Chelsea match "#needed #for #timewasting".

Swansea, however, are dismissive of any suggestion that the ballboys were told to time-waste.

"There was no agenda, absolutely not," Leigh Dineen, Swansea's vice-chairman, told the Guardian.

"Stoke, a few years ago, would get the ballboy to wipe the ball down for a long throw and that was something the ballboys were obviously told to do. But certainly we don't line up the ballboys and ask them to waste time. Definitely not."

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Swansea City

About the author

Dave Williams

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?