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Cole accepts charge over Twitter comments
Published : 14 Apr 2011 10:30:03Rss feed
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a charge of improper conduct in relation to comments he made on Twitter during England's game against Ghana last month.Cole caused outrage during the 1-1 draw at Wembley when he tweeted: "Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! Hahahaha. The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St. George's flag!"Cole later withdrew the comments, but was still charged by the Football Association (FA).The former Chelsea player accepted the charge and is now likely to receive a fine or a warning.An FA statement read: "The FA has charged West Ham United's Carlton Cole with improper conduct relating to media comments. The charge relates to comments made on Twitter during the England v Ghana fixture on 29 March 2011."