Monday, October 08, 2012



Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to a Twitter comment he posted about the governing body.

He is also set to be dropped for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

FA officials discussed how to respond to Cole’s Twitter reaction to the independent commission’s report into the John Terry affair.
They have decided to slap him with a charge for bringing the game into disrepute and will now decide whether to ban the defender or settle for a fine.

Responding to the FA's judgement in the John Terry racism case, he tweeted on Friday: "Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT***S".

Cole's tweet came after his evidence to an independent FA commission, which found John Terry guilty of racially insulting Anton Ferdinand during a match between Chelsea and QPR last season, was questioned.

As well as deleting the message, Cole soon issued an "unreserved apology" to the FA.

The FA's decision comes after Cole was embroiled in further controversy when retweeting a message posted by a member of the public that essentially accused Alan Shearer of hypocrisy.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo confirmed the left-back would also be punished by his club for the tweet.
Di Matteo said: 'We've got a social media policy at the club and there's going to be a disciplinary process - action - against the tweet and that's how I'll leave it.'
The Italian added: 'The image of the club is very important to us of course. We have rules, and anybody who breaks the rules faces disciplinary action against them.




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