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Cole apologises for FA tweet

Chelsea and England full-back Ashley Cole has "apologised unreservedly" after posting an insulting and critical tweet about the Football Association. The FA highlighted discrepancies in his initial statement to them in the John Terry racism case.

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FA questioned Ashley Cole's evidence

Excerpt from Chapter 7.27 of FA's John Terry report, entitled "The 'evolution' of Ashley Cole's evidence":

The word “black” was introduced retrospectively into (Ashley Cole's) witness statement ... with a view to bolstering Mr. Terry's claim that the words

that he (Mr. Terry) spoke to Mr. Ferdinand were not said by way of an insult,

but as repetition and forceful denial of what Mr. Ferdinand had accused him of


The FA pointed to an exchange of emails ... in which requests were made, on behalf of Mr. Cole, to amend his draft witness statements ... the Commission's view of this new evidence is that it casts considerable doubt over Mr. Cole's claim...

– FA ruling

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