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Cole fined £90k for FA 'bunch of tw*ts' tweet

That works out at £6,923.08 per character for the ill-advised hashtag. Worth it, Ashley?

ASHLEY COLE HAS been fined £90,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a Twitter outburst in which he slammed the Football Association as a “bunch of twats”.

The Chelsea defender admitted an FA charge of bringing the game into disrepute after he lashed out at the written findings on the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand race row.

The 63-page report said there were discrepancies in the evidence Cole offered to support his team-mate during a four-day hearing before an independent panel last month.

Cole later deleted his tweet and apologised both publicly and personally to FA chairman David Bernstein.

An FA statement this afternoon said: “Chelsea’s Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 after he admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“Cole, who had requested a non-personal hearing, was also warned as to his future conduct.”

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Earlier on Thursday, Terry confirmed that he will not appeal his own four-match ban and £220,000 fine for racially abusing QPR defender Ferdinand during a Premier League game in October 2011.

The 31-year-old was cleared of having committed a “racially aggravated offence” by the Westminster Magistrates Court in July.

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