Swansea’s William says he saw Hazard’s kick on ballboy

Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has admitted that he saw Eden Hazard kick a ballboy in tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final.

Swansea City defender Ashley Williams has admitted that he saw Eden Hazard kick a ballboy in tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final.

The Belgian winger was sent from the pitch in the 80th minute of the semi-final second leg, which ended 0-0, allowing the Swans to progress to the final where they will meet Bradford City.

The ballboy was attempting to pick up the ball after it had gone out for a Chelsea goal-kick but Hazard hoped to retrieve it quicker and in the end, forced the ball out from under the youngster with a swift boot, prompting referee Chris Foy to produce a red card.

Williams admits he seeing the contact being made: "Demba Ba told me the ballboy held on to it.

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

Despite the sour end, it was a great night for Swansea who managed to make it through to their first major cup final in club history.

 

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