Barton stands by the Chelsea player, stressing he just meant to recover the ball
Belgian Player Eden Hazard got a red card yesterday night for kicking a ball boy in the Chelsea match against Swansea. Teams were playing in the League Cup semifinal.There have been many debates on the 17-year-old boy not only not passing the ball fast enough, but also hogging it by literally laying on top of it.
You can watch the incident for yourself above, but it seems to me as Hazard was trying to dislodge the ball from underneath the ball boy. Mirror notes that the boy is Charlie Morgan, the son of Michael Morgan, Swansea director.
Joey Barton took to Twitter to comment on Morgan's attitude and the fact that although he doesn't support violence, Hazard was at right to react.
“Hazard only crime is he hasn't kicked him hard enough. [...] Hazard, may as well of kicked him properly for the way he is going to be punished for this.
“Public perception is he's volleyed him. In reality he's tried all be it in an aggressive manner to dislodge the ball from beneath him. I am strictly against the kicking of balls people,” Barton says.