England defender Ashley Cole has accepted the FA’s charges of misconduct, and will now be subject to punishment.
The Chelsea left-back could be in hot water, after he labelled the governing body a ‘bunch of twats’ when his defence of Blues team-mate John Terry in the ongoing racism saga was questioned.
With a new code of conduct for England players set to be installed, the footballing world will watch on to see what punishment the defender receives for the abusive outburst.
The FA have already stated that Cole will be allowed to play for England in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino on Friday night and Poland on Tuesday, with there no grounds for a ban from the national team.
Cole quickly apologised to FA chief David Bernstein in the wake of the comments, and has now accepted that he was in the wrong.
“Ashley Cole has admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute,” an official FA statement reads, which was published on the governing body’s website.
“Cole has requested a non-personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set.”
It is believed that Roy Hodgson will rest the veteran full-back against San Marino, but will be reinstated to the Three Lions’ starting XI for the away game in Poland.
Chelsea have already fined Cole for his actions, as controversy seems to be awash at the club with John Terry and Ryan Bertrand also guilty of misdemeanours in the recent past.