GIF: Soccer Player Eden Hazard Ejected for Kicking a Ball Boy!

Published:5:00 pm EDT, January 23, 2013| Updated:6:40 pm EDT, January 23, 2013|
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Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Gif, Kicking Ball boy, Swansea

Chelsea's Eden Hazard might be one of the best soccer players in the world, but that doesn't mean he's above kicking a young child who is on the ground. You would expect Hazard will find himself on the end of lengthy ban after this bizarre incident. But a ban from playing soccer might be the least of his worries.

Hazard was trying to get the ball back as his team was losing a knockout game against Swansea City. A native of Belgium, Hazard earns $200,000 per week playing in the English Premier League for Chelsea.

The ball boy, Charlie Morgan, a Swansea fan, had Tweeted earlier in the night that he had been called in to work at the game and used hashtags to insinuate that he would delay the game, saying he was "Needed for time wasting" — the semi-legal practice of not giving the ball back to the opposition in an attempt to run the clock.

He did look like he was in pain...

Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Gif, Kicking Ball boy, Swansea

And for those of you who can't quite get enough of it, here's the close-up version...

Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Gif, Kicking Ball boy, Swansea

(Hat tip to balls.ie)

Chelsea's official Twitter account later deleted this tweet that defended Hazard's actions:

Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Gif, Kicking Ball boy, Swansea

The official Twitter then backtracked...

Chelsea tied the game 0-0, and having lost last week 2-0 to Swansea at home, are eliminated from the competition.

And now finally, the video version, drum roll please...

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