FA could step in to diffuse row

The FA could step in to attempt to diffuse a Twitter row that is threatening to drive a wedge between senior England football players.

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Rio Ferdinand defends his right to 'laugh at something someone tweets'

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand defended his right to laugh at other people's tweets Credit: PA

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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