As Twitter users began discussing Ashley Cole being called a 'choc ice' and reacted to Rio Ferdinand's response to the jibe.
Ferdinand wrote: "And if I want to laugh at something someone tweets....I will! Hahahahaha! Now stop getting ya knickers in a twist!"
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"Africa is very important for the United States."
The incident happened at around 8pm local time on Thursday evening.
The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step."