Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-final defeat to Swansea descended into farce when Eden Hazard was shown a red card for kicking a ball boy.
The lad was not returning the ball quickly enough for the Belgian’s liking, causing a struggle between the pair which ended with the ball boy lying on top of the ball.
Hazard kicked the ball out from underneath him, giving him a boot in the ribs for his troubles.
Referee Chris Foy interpreted the situation as violent conduct and sent Hazard off.
The ball boy rolled around on the floor for a while before being led away from the pitch clutching his ribs.