In Wednesday's English League Cup semifinal between Swansea City of Wales and Chelsea London of England, the Champions League winners' Eden Hazard was sent off for committing a violent conduct against a ball-boy.
"A player who commits a cautionable or sending-off offence, either on or off
the field of play, whether directed towards an opponent, a team-mate, the
referee, an assistant referee or any other person, is disciplined according to the nature of the offence committed."
In the meantime, Hazard has publicly apologized for his infringement and furthermore asked the ball-boy to be excused for that. Chelsea lost the encounter on aggregate (0:2) and has therefore failed to qualify for the League Cup final.