Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Eden Hazard is old enough to know that two wrongs don’t make a right. The Chelsea star left the field in disgrace after he was sent off for kicking a ball boy Wednesday. The incident marked Chelsea’s elimination from the Capital One Cup at the feet of Swansea City. Chelsea was trailing 2-0 (on aggregate) in the 79th minute when things got crazy. The ball went out of play behind the Chelsea goal, and the ball boy on duty at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium refused to return it quickly. The teenager went sprawling to the ground, falling on top of the ball and would not get off of it. That’s when Hazard lost his cool. He ran toward the ball boy and tried to get the ball back. When the ball boy refused, Hazard kicked him squarely in the ribs. It happened in plain sight of the crowd and the referee’s assistant who alerted Chris Foy, the official in charge of the game, as to what transpired. Foy showed Hazard a red card, banishing the Belgian winger to the dressing room. Hazard has excelled in his first season in English soccer. The red card, his first in England, will cost him at least three games and blight  his reputation to some extent. Watch the bizarre incident in the video below. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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