FA charged Chelsea defender Ashley Cole with misconduct

The Football Association have charged Ashley Cole with misconduct following his abusive tweet on Friday afternoon.

Cole branded the FA a ‘bunch of t**ts’ on his Twitter account shortly after the full findings of an independent regulatory commission report into the John Terry racism affair was published.

The report cast doubt on Cole’s evidence with the commission finding there were serious discrepancies in his statement regarding the verbal exchange between Terry and Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in October 2011.

Cole vented his anger through his Twitter account and, while the post was subsequently deleted, the FA have decided to charge the defender with misconduct.

A guilty verdict is likely to result in Cole having to pay a fine rather than serve a suspension, as was the case when Rio Ferdinand was found guilty of misconduct for a tweet in which he branded Cole a ‘choc ice’.

The threat of an FA charge has not prevented Cole from taking to Twitter once more, this time to hit out at Alan Shearer for comments he made in relation to the original post.

Shearer called on the FA to drop Cole from the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, prompting the left-back to retweet a comment sent by a fan.

“Alan Shearer says @TheRealAC3 needs to be banned for his comments. I want his opinion on bans for kicking Neil Lennon in the head. #GlassHouses,” the post read.