Twitter reaction to Tycroes ball boy incident during Swansea's semi-final victory over Chelsea
TWITTER came alive last night Tycroes ball boy Charlie Morgan appeared to be kicked by Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the Swans' Capital One Cup semi-final.
With the Swans holding the advantage, and time running out, Charlie Morgan, the 17-year-old son of club director Martin Morgan, got hold of the ball after it had gone dead.
In a bizarre series of events, the teenager ended up lying on top of the ball, with the 22-year-old midfielder kicking at the ball and ball boy.
A Twitter account, which appears to belong to the ball boy - Charlie Morgan™ @CHARLIEM0RGAN - tweeted before the game: "The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance
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The account's followers rocketed after the game, and currently has more than 80,000 – more than four times the amount of people who were at the Liberty last night.
Twitter was divided, with some calling for the player to be locked up and others saying the ball boy deserved it.
Here are some of the tweets:
Richard Williams @rwilliams1947 - I don't care if the ballboy had stuck a pin in the ball and deflated it. Hazard's action immature, irresponsible, stupid, reprehensible.
Stan Collymore @StanCollymore - Hazard deserved red(violent conduct rule). Kid is a prat. Ball boy job is to give ball quickly .End of. Is that enough of an opinion?
JWS @JWSlfc - Hazard has just turned 22, and the ball boy is nearly 18. It's not like a 35 year old man has punched a 7 year old in the face.
Matt Coates @_Coatesy - You couldn't script it... apparently the ball boy's dad is Martin Morgan who owns Morgans Hotel. Where are Chelsea staying tonight? Superb!
Mark Smith @marksmithcomedy - According to his twitter, this was his last game as ballboy. This is just like in the films when the cop gets shot just before retirement.
Ian Wright @IanWright0 - To be fair, the ballboy, and hazard acted poorly. It was something you don't see everyday! Can't help smiling. Congrats Swansea by the way.
Robbie Savage @RobbieSavage8 - First and foremost you can't kick a ballboy but hazard was surely just trying to get the ball back,wasn't malicious !