Ashley Cole tenders apology for twitter comment against FA

The English Football Association said Chelsea and England defender; Ashley Cole has tendered an apology to the association for his social media message directed at … Continue reading Ashley Cole tenders apology for twitter comment against FA


The English Football Association said Chelsea and England defender; Ashley Cole has tendered an apology to the association for his social media message directed at the FA.

According to the FA Chairman David Bernstein; the defender personally tendered the apology last night over the Twitter messages to boo the Football Association.

It is yet to be decided if the Chelsea defender will be seeing action against San Marino for England come Friday for the World Cup qualifier and as FA Chairman said England Manager Roy Hodgson will be the one to decide that.

Ashley Cola has however been charged by the Football Association nonetheless for misconduct over his outburst with a Twitter message targeted at the FA referring to the Association as a “bunch of t****” in response to the independent regulatory commission’s damning judgement on his evidence in the John Terry racial abuse verdict.

Bernstein that Cole had initially apologised but had followed up his apology to the FA on Friday with a personal apology last night.

According to Bernstein, Cole apologised immediately on Friday and he came to him last night and apologised to him personally, as he showed real contrition saying he was really sorry.

Bernstein admitted, though, that the Chelsea full-back’s actions meant he was unlikely to captain England for what could be his 100th cap against Poland next Tuesday, even though he was convinced Cole’s apology was heart-felt.

He continued saying “He is free to play for England over the coming matches. It is up to the manager to decide whether he plays or not.”

Cole was given until 4pm on Thursday to respond to yesterday’s FA charge, given a 24-hour deadline before England face San Marino at Wembley.

With Bernstein confirming it is up to Hodgson to decide whether or not to play Cole, the only threat to his chances of winning a 99th cap would appear to be if the England manager opts to rest him ahead of the crucial trip to Poland four days later.