FA slaps Cole with £90k fine for offensive tweet
The Football Association (FA) has slapped Chelsea defender with a 90,000 pound fine for his abusive tirade against the governing body on Twitter after an independent regulatory commission of the governing body investigating the John Terry racial abuse case had cast doubt on Cole's evidence.
The Chelsea and England full back labelled the FA a 'bunch of t***s' on the social networking site.
Cole's comments were swiftly removed but the FA reacted quickly and charged the England international, who has requested a non-personal hearing, which will determine his punishment.
"Chelsea's Ashley Cole has been fined Â£90,000 after he admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute," the Daily Mail quoted a FA statement, as saying.
"Cole, who had requested a non-personal hearing, was also warned as to his future conduct," the statement added.
Cole's furious outburst was retweeted more than 19,000 times and provoked large condemnation from the footballing world. (ANI)