Ball-boy who Eden Hazard kicked during Chelsea defeat to Swansea in 2013 now runs business with Mayweather

Ball-boy who Eden Hazard kicked during Chelsea defeat to Swansea in 2013 now runs business with Mayweather

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
February 10, 2021 at 10:15 AM

- Eden Hazard angrily kicked Charlie Morgan after the ball boy fell on the ball during a crucial game

- About eight years after the incident, the then 17-year-old is fast becoming a huge businessman

- Sources claim he was already taking courses in business during that period and launched out with his friend at age 19

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Charlie Morgan was a ball-boy eight years ago but today he is a very successful business career that has Floyd Mayweather interested.

The Welshman was 17 at the time and he hugged the headlines during Swansea's crucial EFL Cup semifinal second-leg win over Chelsea in 2013.

Eden Hazard was trying to help the Blues upturn their two goals disadvantage towards the end of the game that they lost the first leg by two un-replied goals.

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The Belgian then found himself kicking the then youngster after the ball-boy fell on the ball - an action which earned him a straight red card while the Swans progress to the final.

Charlie Morgan
Eden Hazard shown a red card in 2013 for kicking a ball doy during Chelsea's cup game against Swansea City. Photo by Michael Steele
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After the incident, he posted on social media back then confirming that he was not interested in pressing charges, he said:

“Crazy 24 hours. Spoke to Hazard and I will not be pressing charges. Be in touch.”

Charlie is the son of Martin Morgan - one of the biggest shareholders in Swansea and according to Daily Star, he was already pursuing business as a career - taking his A levels at the time of the match. And that has become a reality, setting up an ultra-premium vodka brand with a friend.

Two years after his incident with Hazard, Morgan was 19 when he and his friend Jackson Quinn noticed a gap in the market for a new brand of the alcoholic drink. They told WalesOnline :

“We were 18, 19, 20 at the time and every one of our friends for their birthday would always get a bottle of the same old vodkas. We just felt it was a bit boring. We just felt we could do it a little bit better.”

Producing 2,000 bottles and launching them around Swansea, they used an eye-catching gold bottle to name their brand Au Vodka.

Their brand got a lot more recognition after being picked up by DJ and TV presenter Charlie Sloth who was so impressed that he invested in the pair.

This saw them launch a Black Grape flavour in 2019, using endorsements from UK rappers and celebrities to sell 10,000 bottles in 2019.

And this rocketed to 1.7m during the Covid-19 pandemic last year, leading Morgan and Quinn to own the biggest user premium vodka brand in the UK for sales, with the exception of Smirnoff.

A big part of their growth has been Instagram, where Au Vodka has 104,000 followers - and that helped them reach multi-millionaire athlete Mayweather. earlier reported that twenty months after leaving Premier League giants Chelsea, Eden Hazard has emerged as a target for the Blues who are preparing a rescue deal for the Belgium international.

To be candid, Eden Hazard has not been impressive for Real Madrid since he joined Los Blancos from Chelsea considering the form he was before leaving the London side.

Before leaving Chelsea, Eden Hazard steered the Blues to the final of the Europa League in which they defeated Arsenal in the final which was his last game for the Stamford Bridge landlords.

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