Chelsea’s Ashley Cole hit with £90,000 fine for offensive Tweet
Ashley Cole is fined £90,000 and warned over his future conduct following offensive Tweet aimed at the Football Association
Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 and warned over his future conduct after he used an expletive on Twitter to describe the Football Association following the John Terry racism case.
The Chelsea left-back admitted an FA charge in relation to the comment made earlier this month, which was deemed “improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”.
Responding to the FA’s judgement in the Terry racism case, Cole tweeted: “Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFTW**S”.
The defender quickly deleted the post and issued an “unreserved apology”.
The fine is the largest ever given out by the FA in relation to social media.
Cole, 31, escaped a ban after he made a personal apology to FA chairman David Bernstein.
“He apologised publicly the day after. He saw me last night and he apologised personally,” Bernstein said. “He showed real remorse. I looked him in the eye and I accept that. He is free to play for England.”
Cole, who sat out last week’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino, played the full 90 minutes of England’s 1-1 draw with Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday afternoon.