Date: 25th January 2013 at 4:58pm
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So the FA has decided that Eden Hazard is a bad lad and have charged him with violent conduct.

Stating that;

‘It is alleged that Hazard’s behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient.’

Now I don’t mind if our governing body decides that Eden, or anyone else involved in the nation’s number 1 sport, has a case to answer in regard to whatever happens on a football field, I agree it is their duty to inquire into it, although I do have reservations as to whether any organization should be police, prosecutor and judge.

But to state right at the beginning of the process that ‘the standard punishment is clearly insufficient’ is surely prejudging the outcome and therefore an affront to justice.