Posted: Monday October 8, 2012 10:03AM ; Updated: Monday October 8, 2012 10:03AM

Cole charged by FA for vulgar tweet

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Ashley Cole
Ashley Cole has been with Chelsea since 2006.
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LONDON (AP) -- The Football Association has charged Ashley Cole with misconduct after the England defender criticized the governing body in a vulgar Twitter post.

The Chelsea left back reacted angrily Friday after an FA commission queried the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry against a racism charge.

An FA statement on Monday says the charge is "in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.''

Cole, who could be fined by the FA, is currently on national-team duty with England ahead of World Cup qualifiers against San Marino on Friday and Poland next Tuesday.

He is also set to be disciplined by Chelsea for the tweet, which read "Hahahahaa, well done (hash)fa I lied did I,'' followed by a vulgar expression.

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