Rio Ferdinand's disciplinary case with the FootballAssociation has taken place in secret and the defender is now waiting to hearwhether his "choc ice" reference to Ashley Cole will leadto punishment, reports The Guardian. The paper reveals Ferdinand's hearing took place inManchester last Friday and, after three days of deliberations, the FA is likelyto announce the verdict either on Wednesday afternoon or on Thursday.

Ferdinand is charged with making improper comments on hisTwitter site two days after Cole gave key evidence on behalf of his Chelseateam-mate John Terry during his trial at Westminster magistrates' court.

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