A statement on the FA’s official website read:
“Ashley Cole has admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
“Cole has requested a non-personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set.”
The 31-year-old got himself into hot water after brandishing the FA “a bunch of twats” after the governing body’s ‘independent’ commission queried if Cole had evolved his evidence in the John Terry racial abuse case, so was understandably disappointed as it implied that he was lying.
Nevertheless Cole apologised personally to FA chairman David Bernstein for his error in judgement and has held his hands up to the charge. Hopefully the FA will use common sense and apply a suitable punishment for what was a minor offence.
He’s currently on 98 caps for England and is expected to get his 100th should he play in both Friday’s match against San Marino tomorrow and against Poland on Tuesday.