Posted: Friday October 5, 2012 9:00 AM

Cole hits back at FA over criticism in racism case

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LONDON (AP) -England defender Ashley Cole hit back at the Football Association after being criticized for his role in defending John Terry against a racism charge.

Terry, Cole's teammate for England and Chelsea, was banned for four matches by the FA for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.

The FA judgment released Friday said Terry was found guilty of misconduct in part due to "inconsistencies'' in Cole's evidence.

A response posted on Cole's Twitter account said: "Hahahahaa, well done (hash)fa I lied did I.'' He then added another hashtag followed by a vulgar expression.

Cole, who is in line to make his 100th England appearance later this month, could face an FA sanction.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says "we'll look at the tweet and then we'll see.''
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