Tuesday, October 09, 2012

ASHLEY COLE TO AVOID BAN AFTER APOLGISING FOR TWITTER COMMENT


England left back defender Ashley Cole to avoid ban after apology to FA's David Bernstein
The Chelsea defender will not be banned from England duty after apologising to FA chairman David Bernstein.

The thirty one years old left-back, was charged with misconduct on Monday for using an expletive to describe the governing body after the John Terry racism case

"He apologised publicly the day after. He saw me last night and he apologised personally," Bernstein said.
"He showed real remorse. I looked him in the eye and I accept that. He is free to play for England."

The decision of whether to include Cole in the starting XI in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland will be left to England manager Roy Hodgson. 

The defender has won 98 caps for the national team and will reach the 100 mark if he appears in both matches.

When asked if he could see Cole being captain on the occasion of the landmark cap, Bernstein said: "I think that is unlikely. We've made it clear on previous recent occasions that the standard we expect from our captains are very, very high indeed, so I think that's unlikely. I'm not going to rule anything out, but unlikely."



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