Ashley Cole faces Chelsea disciplinary action over FA tweet

Cole faces disciplinary action from Chelsea after his abusive FA tweet

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16:57 GMT, 6 October 2012

Ashley Cole is facing disciplinary action from both Chelsea and the Football Association over his foul-mouthed Twitter rant at the game's governing body.

Blues and England defender Cole called the FA a 'bunch of t***s on Friday after he was accused of 'evolving' his statement supporting John Terry's defence against the charge he racially abused Anton Ferdinand.

Back in action: Ashley Cole playing for Chelsea against Norwich on Saturday

Back in action: Ashley Cole playing for Chelsea against Norwich on Saturday

Ashley Cole

John Terry and Ashley Cole

Blue is the colour: Cole played alongside John Terry at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

He looks likely to be hit with an FA
charge over the outburst and Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo confirmed
this evening the left-back would also be punished by his club.

The Italian said: 'We've got a social
media policy at the club and there's going to be a disciplinary process
– action – against the tweet and that's how I'll leave it.'

The main man: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo watches the Blues take on Norwich

The main man: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo watches the Blues take on Norwich

Snub: Anton Ferdinand avoids shaking hands with Ashley Cole

Snub: Anton Ferdinand avoids shaking hands with Ashley Cole