Put matter to rest for good
HAVING read some of the letters regarding the incident at the Swansea v Chelsea game, I feel the matter needs to be put in perspective.
Why was a 17-year-old a ball boy?
If he had enough time to tweet he was going to be a ball boy, surely the club had enough time to find a suitably aged replacement.
To correct Proud Jack he was not "simply doing his duties" — his duty was to return the ball into play promptly and not lie on it.
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The ball boy did not steal the show and I do not think he has become a cult hero.
The majority of Swansea fans will realise he has (as indicated by Roy Richards) possibly damaged Swansea City's growing reputation in the UK and abroad as a club that is run excellently, plays excellent football and has collected many neutral supporters along the way.
Of course, Hazard was wrong but most players in any sport in the same situation would have also tried in some way to get the ball back.
Should Swansea City ban the ball boy as suggested by some readers?
Currently, he appears to have got away with apparently no punishment for dragging the good name of Swansea City down.
The club need to disown the actions of this individual to put this matter to rest once and for all.