Club statement

23rd January 2013
Club statement regarding the incident during the Capital One Cup tie at Liberty Stadium.

Chelsea player Eden Hazard was sent off late in the game after an incident with one of the Swansea City ball boys.

"South Wales Police interviewed the 17-year-old ball boy with his father after the game and neither wished to press any charges.

"It was an unfortunate incident which both parties regret being involved in.

"Chelsea invited the ball boy into the dressing room after the game to shake hands with Hazard and both parties apologised.

"The ball boy was very impressed with the welcome he received from the Chelsea players and as far as both clubs and individuals are concerned the matter is closed.''

Hazard said: "The boy put his whole body onto the ball and I was just trying to kick the ball. I apologise.
"The ball boy came in the changing room and we had a quick chat and I apologised and the boy apologised as well, and it is over. Sorry."