Hammers striker takes punishment on the chin.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted his charge from the FA for an offensive tweet he posted in the aftermath of the side’s clash with Tottenham, the Daily Express reports.
The Hammers were held to a 2-2 draw with Spurs in February, and the former England man lashed out at a follower on Twitter after some criticism.
Hi @CarltonCole1 when your own team mates don't kick the ball out when you're lying injured for 2 mins,you think it's time to call it a day?
— stuart hardy (@stoohardy) February 22, 2015
Tottenham fan, Stuart Hardy made the remark, as seen above, to Cole, who replied with a succinct and direct “F off you c***”.
Cole quickly deleted the tweet, though it was shared enough by the thousands of users that saw it.
He had been given a deadline of 6pm on Thursday to respond to the FA’s charges, but chose to accept a £20,000 fine rather than fighting it.
Cole has previously landed himself in trouble with comments on social media sites after England’s clash with Ghana at Wembley in 2011.
“Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap!” he said.
“The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St George’s flag!”