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FA chief Horne announces plans of social media policy for players

The Football Association's general secretary Alex Horne admits they're exploring a social media policy for players.

Ashley Cole has been hit with a misconduct charge by English football's governing body following his offensive tweet towards the organisation last Friday.

The Chelsea and England left-back is not the only player to have recently found himself in hot water over comments on social media websites.

And Horne says it is an issue the FA are looking to address, telling Sky Sports: "The issues of social media are multiple, very personal. You take personal responsibility for what you put out.

"Tweeting is effectively like me talking to you and millions of people and they need to understand that and I think they do.

"The clubs and England need to help them as much as possible with reiterating guidelines and reiterating terms of think before you tweet...but we are not going to over-labour it.

"There is a policy in place across the FA, there are lines and if you cross them we will charge you. The clubs have their own policies in place.

"We as England will look towards including something on social media in a code of conduct."

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