Ashley Cole to Avoid England Ban Following Apology Over Twitter Remarks

Stamford Bridge man free to face San Marino and Poland in World Cup qualifiers.

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Ashley Cole will not be banned from England duty after apologising to FA chairman David Bernstein.

The left-back, 31, was charged with misconduct on Monday for using an expletive to describe the governing body after the John Terry racism case.

“He apologised publicly the day after. He saw me last night and he apologised personally,” Bernstein said.

“He showed real remorse. I looked him in the eye and I accept that. He is free to play for England.”


It appears that no one can speak out about FA actions without being slapped with a fine, ban or a threat of one or the other.

This would of course be less of a problem if the Football Association was run in a manner which led no one to react to their laughable punishments and outdated thinking, however this is not the case.

Cole is now free to register his 100th, which could be a milestone the Chelsea defender reaches when England meet Poland, providing he is selected by Roy Hodgson to take on San Marino beforehand.

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