Chelsea's Ashley Cole accepts misconduct charge over offensive Twitter post
British footballer Ashley Cole gestures during a training session in Staffordshire, England, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:36PM EDT
LONDON -- Ashley Cole has accepted a charge of misconduct for insulting the Football Association in an offensive Twitter post.
Cole admitted bringing the game into disrepute when he reacted angrily last Friday to an FA commission questioning the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry against a charge of racially abusing an opponent.
However, the Chelsea defender escaped a playing ban from England for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino on Friday and Poland on Tuesday.
Cole, who is also set to be fined by Chelsea for the tweet, has requested a non-personal hearing at a date to be set.