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Chelsea Kick Ballboy's 'Crazy 24 Hours'
The Swansea ballboy kicked by Chelsea's Eden Hazard has broken his silence as the player is set to find out if he will face further disciplinary action.
Charlie Morgan tweeted that the last 24 hours had been "crazy", adding he had spoken to the footballer and the teenager would not be pressing charges.
Hazard claims he was trying to wrestle the ball away from Morgan in Wednesday's Capital One Cup match at the Liberty Stadium.
The ballboy, 17, had apparently refused to hand over the ball after it had gone out for a goal kick towards the end of the semi-final second leg game.
Hazard was sent off by referee Chris Foy and Chelsea will not appeal his red card for violent conduct - which carries a minimum three match suspension.
But the Football Association could hit him with a disrepute charge as it continues to review the midfielder's dismissal.
The match ended 0-0, the Welsh side going through to the final 2-0 on aggregate, and the kick affair became a worldwide talking point, including on Twitter.
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton tweeted: "Hazard only crime is he hasn't kicked him hard enough", while Manchester United Rio Ferdinand said in a tweet: "17 year old ballboy?.is that a wind up!!? Is being a ballboy now a career move??".
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore tweeted: "Hazard deserved red (violent conduct rule). Kid is a prat. Ball boy job is to give ball quickly. End of."
Morgan and his father, Swansea's largest shareholder Martin, decided not to press charges, although South Wales Police are following up complaints from members of the public in Sussex, Kent and south Wales.
Hazard and the teenager, who stands to inherit a fortune reported as £42m in 2008, apologised to each other in the Chelsea dressing room after the final whistle.
Swansea will not face any action over Morgan's role in the controversy, as any complaint of time-wasting is considered an issue to be handled by the officials during the game.
The Welsh side stated after the game they had not told their ballboys to delay giving the ball back to the players, although Morgan, who now has over 100,000 followers on Twitter, had used the words "needed for time-wasting" in a post on the microblogging site a few hours before kick-off.
Meanwhile, a well-known opticians has run tongue-in-cheek press adverts poking fun at the row.
Hazard is not facing criminal charges but the £32m player has earned a rebuke from the Belgian FA and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines if the football authorities here decide to increase his automatic three-game ban.
The player has been warned by the boss of Belgium's football association that he must learn to control himself after his "unpleasant" actions.