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Ashley Cole escapes ban after shooting intern
Reuters, February 28th, 2011 3:34PM

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Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti said the club has taken "proper action" against defender Ashley Cole after he accidentally shot a club intern with a .22 air rifle at its training facility in Cobham that left 21-year-old Tom Cowan bleeding profusely.

Ancelotti did not reveal what action the club is taking but said Cole would play Tuesday against league leader Manchester United. Cowan, who was shot from five feet away, was treated by the club's medical team and did not require hospitalization.

"Obviously, we are not happy with what happened," Ancelotti said. “But I have spoken with him [Cole]. He was very disappointed with this, said sorry, made a mistake. It was an accident. We have taken proper action but tomorrow he will play.

“The mistake was that the gun was here in Cobham. We didn’t know the gun was here. ... First, he said sorry to the guy that was involved in this, second sorry to the teammates, third sorry to the club. ... He is our player, he always had very good behavior here. Now, we have to move on. Who didn’t make a mistake in his life?”

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