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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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Police investigate 'racist' Twitter comment aimed at Ashley Cole

Police are investigating an alleged racist comment made on Twitter against footballer Ashley Cole. A user - thought to live in Derbyshire - referred to the Chelsea star Cole as a 'choc ice'.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand replied: "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!". Derbyshire Police are investigating the original tweet.

England's Ashley Cole Credit: Press Association

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said the force was not investigating the comments made by Ferdinand.

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