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Eden Hazard reunited with ‘old friend’ after 11 years as Chelsea icon poses with ball-boy he once KICKED now worth £40m

EDEN HAZARD has hilariously reunited with “old friend” Charlie Morgan – who, as a ball boy, was famously KICKED by the ex-Chelsea star during a match.

Hazard, 33, and Morgan, 27, collided when the Blues travelled to Swansea for a League Cup semi-final second leg tie in 2013.

Eden Hazard has reunited with the former ball boy he famously kicked

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Eden Hazard has reunited with the former ball boy he famously kickedCredit: X @hazardeden10
The incident occurred 11 years ago when Chelsea played Swansea

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The incident occurred 11 years ago when Chelsea played SwanseaCredit: Action Images – Reuters

Morgan was a ball boy at the time despite being 17 years old.

And with the Welsh side 10 minutes away from booking their place in the final, he attempted to waste time by refusing to hand Chelsea the ball.

Hazard then kicked Morgan in frustration before receiving a red card.

And Swansea held on to set up a Wembley showdown against Bradford – who they beat 5-0 in the final.

Morgan has since gone on to become a vodka entrepreneur worth a cool £40million.

As for Hazard, he has plenty of free time on his hands after retiring in October following a spell at Real Madrid.

And in brilliant scenes, the pair reunited as friends for a cheeky photo.

Toasting the occasion with a drink, Hazard captioned the snap: “A nice thing about retirement is catching up with old friends.

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Charlie Morgan is now a vodka king worth £40million

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Charlie Morgan is now a vodka king worth £40millionCredit: Action Images – Reuters

“You have come a long way in 11 years my friend.”

Fans certainly could not believe their eyes at the reunion.

One said: “No way.”

Another declared: “Unreal scenes.”

One noted: “Time flies man.”

Another added: “Lmao this is unreal.”

Hazard spent seven seasons at Chelsea following a £32million move from Lille in 2012.

He went on to score 110 goals in 352 games for the Blues while winning two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues and an FA Cup.

Hazard then joined Real for £142m in 2019 and ended up with two LaLiga titles and a Champions League.

But his time at the Bernabeu was blighted by injury, with Hazard netting just seven times in 76 games.

And he retired four months ago after being released a year early from his contract.

Hazard was also a key member of Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ and scored 33 goals in 126 caps while helping his country to a third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup.

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