Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Hazard ban stays at three

01 February 2013, 11:31

London - Eden Hazard's ban for kicking a ball boy during Chelsea's League Cup semi-final against Swansea will remain at three matches after the Football Association decided against fresh disciplinary action.

Hazard was sent off for violent conduct following the incident at the Liberty Stadium, which saw him tussle with ball boy Charlie Morgan after the youngster refused to give him the ball.

The Belgian's red card generated an automatic three-match suspension, but subsequently the FA suggested this was "clearly insufficient" and looked at an additional charge.
However, an FA statement issued on Thursday said: "Chelsea player Eden Hazard will not have his standard three-match sanction for violent conduct increased.

"Following a hearing earlier today, an independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three-match sanction for this offence was sufficient."

Hazard, a £32m close-season signing from Lille, missed Chelsea's draws against Brentford and Reading but will be available for next weekend's home game against Wigan, which follows this weekend's trip to Newcastle.

Although some within football thought Hazard over-reacted, others were more sympathetic and pointed out how Morgan, the son of a Swansea director, had tweeted his intention to waste time ahead of the match and had prevented the Chelsea playmaker from retrieving the ball by lying on it.

And in a bid to prevent a repeat incident, the FA statement added: "The FA will be reminding all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times and the FA will be liaising with competitions accordingly."



WRAP: English Premiership

23 October 2016, 11:05

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...