Swansea’s Liberty stadium was aptly named. It’s difficult to imagine how much more contrived the headlines that have been doing the rounds since Eden Hazard crossed paths with Swansea ball boy could possibly be.
Having watched the incident in isolation to the press coverage after the event my conclusion is that it doesn’t look great for either Chelsea’s Hazard or the Swans’ ball boy Morgan. But to suggest that the NSPCC or the police be involved is ridiculous. The red card itself was overboard.
Hazard ought to have left the 17 year old to his own theatrics, the ‘boy’ should have behaved like a human being opposed to a performing seal.
Since the incident the press has been treated with an insight into Charlie Morgan. He’s clearly an acquired taste. Which is to say if you warm to spoiled little know it alls, then he’s right up your street.
Does this mean to say the ‘boy’ deserved whatever life threatening blows he suffered? Of course not, but it’s difficult to feel much if any sympathy toward someone who had Tweeted prior to the match that he intended to deliberately waste time.
talkSPORT’s Mark Saggers humiliated himself in the post match presser with an over emotional rant which if you didn’t know better, you might think it was sparked by an attempted murder.