England left back Ashley Cole apologizes after Twitter rant
England and Chelsea left back Ashley Cole apologized to the English Football Association’s chairman David Bernstein on Monday after Cole tweeted a scathing criticism of the FA’s handling of teammate John Terry’s racial abuse case.
According to ESPN.com, the FA report on Terry’s case, released last Friday, gave evidence of discrepancies between Cole’s initial statement on the matter compared with a later statement that Cole made.
ESPN.com also reports that the England left back responded via his Twitter account, saying “Hahahahaa, well done #fa, I lied did I” and then ended with a profanity-laced hashtag.
On Tuesday Morning, Bernstein told the Guardian, “[Cole] apologized immediately on Friday and he came to see me last night and apologized to me personally . . . He is free to play for England over the coming matches. It is up to the manager to decide whether he plays or not.”
England plays San Marino on Friday in a World Cup Qualifying match before facing Poland next Tuesday.