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Ashley Cole Set for England Ban And/Or Fine for FA Tweet: Is That Fair or Even Legal?

Stamford Bridge defender set for punishment following Twitter outburst.

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Ashley Cole has been charged by the FA for his offensive ‘bunch of t***s’ tweet and is set to be dropped for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

FA officials discussed on Sunday night how to respond to Cole’s Twitter reaction to the independent commission’s report into the John Terry affair.

They have decided to slap him with a charge for bringing the game into disrepute and will now decide whether to ban the defender or settle for a fine. Cole has until Thursday to respond.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Is it fair for the FA to charge Ashley Cole for bringing the game into disrepute for simply expressing his opinion? Sure perhaps the use of Twats was possibly offensive, though it’s hardly the most obscene word in the English vocabulary is it, but how can it be right to consider banning a player from England duty and/or fining a player for simply stating his displeasure at how he has been deemed by the FA.

After all by this rationale the Chelsea man would be perfectly within his rights to sue the FA for their assessment of the evidence he gave in the John Terry racism case, after all that is just the opinion of another and therefore by the Football Association’s own code is therefore fair game for some sort of recompense.

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