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Police investigate after Cole is abused on Twitter

Chelsea's Ashley Cole after his penalty had been saved during the Euro 2012 shoot-out against Italy. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation after allegedly racist comments about two England players were posted on Twitter. Chelsea's Ashley Cole and Manchester United's Ashley Young were targeted after they missed penalties in last night's Euro 2012 quarter-final.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We are aware of alleged racist comments on Twitter following last night's England game and have launched an investigation. No arrests have yet been made."

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