West Ham United’s player Carlton Cole has accepted a disciplinary charge by the England FA over comments he made on his tweeter page over Ghanaians who witnessed the Ghana-England game at the Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2011.
The FA charged Cole with improper conduct.
The Guardian reports today April 14, 2011 that the player is likely to face a fine.
“Cole is likely to face a fine, although there is no precedent for allegedly racist comments expressed via Twitter”, the report said.
The Daily Mail also reports that Cole can be fined in a region of £10,000.
“Cole is likely to escape a ban but can expect a fine in the region of £10,000”, the Daily Mail reported.
When the match was ongoing, Cole tweeted “Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! Hahahaha”
“The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St. George’s ‘flag!”, he posted.
The player later apologized for his comments, twitting that it was a joke and not racist after being criticized by fellow twitter users.
By Ekow Quandzie