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Nov 27, 2012 9:18pm
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LONDON —England defender Ashley Cole has accepted a charge of misconduct for
insulting the Football Association in an offensive Twitter post. Andrew Luck White Jersey . Cole admitted
bringing the game into disrepute when he reacted angrily last Friday to an FA
commission questioning the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry
against a charge of racially abusing an opponent. However, the Chelsea left back
escaped a playing ban from England for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against San
Marino on Friday and Poland on Tuesday. Cole has requested a non-personal
hearing at a date to be set. He has already issued an apology through his
lawyers and deleted the tweet, which read: “Hahahahaa, well done (hash)fa I lied
did I,” followed by a vulgar expression. Chelsea is also set to fine Cole, with
manager Roberto Di Matteo saying the club has launched disciplinary action over
the tweet. Cole is currently on national-team duty with England. If he plays in
both qualifiers, he will become the sixth player to make 100 appearances for
England. He backed up Terrys defence that a racial slur toward Anton Ferdinand
in a Premier League match in October last year was only used to counter an
accusation of racism Terry claimed Ferdinand was levelling at him. Cole told
Terrys criminal trial in July that he believed he heard Ferdinand use the word
“black” during the confrontation—something the QPR player denied saying.
Terry was cleared of the criminal charges but found guilty by the FA commission.
In its written judgment released Friday, the commission said Cole did not
mention the word “black” in the initial interview with them after the match and
accused him of evolving his evidence. He is the second player to face an FA
charge for tweeting about Terrys racism case. Rio Ferdinand was previously fined
45,000 pounds (then $71,000) after being found guilty of referencing ethic
origin and race when he re-tweeted a users comment that referred to Cole as a
“choc ice,” a slang t