Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has questioned the FA punishment to Ashley Cole for his Twitter rant.

The defender later apologised in person to FA chairman David Bernstein but was charged and fined £90,000.

Buck questioned the sanction, saying on talkSPORT: "The club was surprised by the level of the fine imposed on Ashley Cole.

"I don't want to sound like an apologist for him. But he apologised to David Bernstein and the England manager and we would have viewed that as mitigating circumstances."