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
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
Sturridge Wishes Suarez Well    
Daniel Sturridge says he'll need some help from his teammates if the departure of the Uruguayan ...
Liverpool Signs Belgian Teen Star Striker    
Liverpool has signed of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi, whose goal against Russia sent the Red ...
Tevez's Kidnapped Father Released    
Juan Alberto Cabral, the father of Juventus' Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, was kidnapped and released eight ...
Atletico Madrid Signs Young French Star    
Spanish La Liga champion Atletico Madrid has acquired 23-year-old French World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from ...
Cuauhtemoc Blanco Makes Comeback at 41    
Former Mexico striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has returned to the top flight of Mexican soccer at the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives