FA hit Chelsea defender Cole with £90,000 fine
England and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 over his foul-mouthed Twitter attack on the Football Association, reports the Guardian. The FA confirmed the fine on Thursday after Cole had admitted a charge of making a Twitter comment that was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
Cole apologised via his solicitor on the day the tweet was sent and later apologised in person to the FA chairman, David Bernstein, but a charge was still brought against the 31-year-old.
A statement on the FA's website said: "Chelsea's Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 after he admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute."
"Cole, who had requested a non-personal hearing, was also warned as to his future conduct."