Cole apologises

Ashley Cole has apologised unreservedly for his offensive Twitter post about the Football Association, saying in a statement via his solicitor that the tweet had been posted "in the heat of the moment".

In a statement released this afternoon, Cole said: "I had just finished training and saw the captions on the TV screens in the treatment rooms about what was said in the FA Commission ruling about me.

"I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment. I apologise unreservedly for my comment about the FA."