Ashley Cole in more trouble with FA over twitter comments

Ashley Cole is at the centre of a fresh England Twitter row as the FA refused to rule out banning him from Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

Only 48 hours after his offensive ‘bunch of t***s’ tweet to the FA, the Chelsea defender sparked a new controversy by retweeting a message posted by a member of the public that essentially accused Alan Shearer of hypocrisy.

Talking on Match of the Day, Shearer called for Cole to be suspended for the San Marino game for his attack on the FA.

'I think the FA can put a big statement out here by actually not fining him but actually banning him on Friday,' said Shearer. 'Because we've seen players fined £50,000, £60,000, £70,000. That’s not a deterrent to them.

'Stopping them from playing football will be a deterrent. If they do it quickly, if they do it in four to five days, I think it puts a big statement out to the rest of the players.'

Cole, who faces FA disciplinary action for his tweet on Friday, hit back by retweeting a message which said: 'Alan Shearer says @TheRealAC3 needs to be banned for comments. I want his opinion on bans for kicking Neil Lennon in the head. #GlassHouses.'

That was a reference to Shearer, England captain at the time, tangling with Lennon in a Leicester versus Newcastle match in 1998.