Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Chelsea's Cole to Face Club, Country Repercussions Following Twitter Tirade
ESPNFC.com, October 8th, 2012 1:39PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Chelsea's Ashley Cole looks set to face consequences from both the English Football Association and his club for improper comments the left back made about the FA on Twitter last Friday. According to ESPNFC.com, the England and Chelsea defender's international future could be in doubt, as a result.  

Cole used the Twitter hashtag “#BUNCHOFTWATS” in response to the FA disciplinary commission’s report that said there were “considerable doubts” about the evidence Cole had given during teammate John Terry’s racism hearing. The FA report cited differences between the words Cole used to describe the incident between Terry and QPR’s Anton Ferdinand last October during separate interviews, saying Cole’s testimony had “evolved.”  

Cole later deleted the tweet and issued an “unreserved” apology, saying: “I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment.” He now has until 11 am ET Thursday to respond to the FA’s charge.

In addition, the Chelsea defender also faces punishment by his club, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo confirmed. “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 said.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Brandao Faces One-Month Suspension for Head-Butt     
Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until Sept. 18 by Ligue 1's disciplinary committee and ...
QPR Adds Two World Cup Players     
Queen Park Rangers on Friday confirmed the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long ...
Neymar Suffers Ankle Sprain    
Barcelona forward Neymar has picked up an ankle sprain in training and will be out of ...
Conte: 'We're Counting on' Rossi     
Antonio Conte said he is "counting on" New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi as he draws up ...
Balotelli-Liverpool Talks Continue    
Mario Balotelli has arrived in Liverpool for a medical ahead of his expected 16 million pound ...
Report: Top Clubs Opening US Academies     
The AP reports that South American and European soccer powerhouses are opening full-time soccer academies across ...
Legia Loses CAS Appeal     
Legia Warsaw has said it will sack the administrator blamed for the clerical error that resulted ...
Report: BVB's Sponsors to Buy Stakes     
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced that the club would issue up to 24.5 million shares in ...
Simeone: Atletico Can't Compete with Real, Barca    
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone emphasized that despite ...
Dzeko Signs Four-Year Man City Contract     
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives