Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been charged by the FA after he sent out an "offensive" tweet following the Football Association's charging of John Terry for his alleged racist remark.
After the FA released the written reasons for them deciding to punish John Terry for the alleged racist remark he made towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand last season, Ashley Cole tweeted: "Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I. #BUNCHOFTWATS", in reference to the evidence he had given in support of his Chelsea teammate.
Cole promptly removed the tweet and apologised, but the FA, who are quickly becoming the self-imposed Twitter Police, have decided to charge the England international with misconduct. A statement released by the FA said: "Chelsea FC’s Ashley Cole has been charged by the FA in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute. Cole has until 4pm on Thursday 11 October 2012 to respond to the charge."
Cole is to be fined two weeks' wages (around £220,000), one week more than John Terry had to fork out after being charged with calling Anton Ferdinand a "f***ing black c***", and over £150,000 more than the £45,000 Rio Ferdinand was ordered to pay after referring to Ashley Cole as a "choc ice" via the social networking site.
Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has received no punishment after elbowing Newcastle's Cabaye in the face in their match yesterday. It's a funny ol' world.
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