Capello no problem with Chelsea's Cole: Maldini was same

England boss Fabio Capello has no problem including Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole in his squad.

England boss Fabio Capello has no problem including Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole in his squad.

Cole will escape an England reprimand from Capello over his late-night arrest for swearing at police.

Capello said: "I think Ashley Cole has apologised for not respecting the police. I don't need to speak to him specifically.

"People make mistakes but the most important thing is that Ashley apologised and, as far as I am concerned, it is finished. I know a lot of players from Milan and Rome go to discos and clubs after they have played - it is normal.

"Even Paolo Maldini, who is a role model, used to get in some trouble when he was younger. Now he is married and he's too old!

"Always, though, you have to respect people and the police."

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