Montenegro fans snapped spitting at Chelsea star Cole

Montenegro fans have been photographed spitting at England fullback Ashley Cole.

Montenegro fans have been photographed spitting at England fullback Ashley Cole.

The Daily Mail says photographer Kevin Quigley report that the Chelsea left back was subjected to the vile act as he took a throw-in during the second half of Wednesday night's 1-1 draw in Podgorica.

Players were targeted while taking corners and throw-ins in the hostile atmosphere throughout the crunch World Cup qualifying match, with England captain Steven Gerrard pelted with missiles thrown from the crowd.

Quigley said: "From my end of the pitch I only saw it happen once but I couldn’t believe what I’d seen. Ashley Cole was spat at as he collected the ball to take a throw-in deep in Montenegro's half.

"It came from the same area of the stands where the home supporters had set off flares earlier in the game. It was in the second half, while I was taking pictures of the action, when I noticed something in the corner of my eye.

"My lens was pointing the wrong way to capture it but both myself and the photographer next to me looked to each other in disbelief."

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