Avrant Grant, coach of Carlton Cole’s West Ham United has criticized the decision taken by the England Football Association (FA) to charge the player over his recent tweet comment on Ghanaians during the England-Ghana match on March 29, 2011.
Even though Cole has apologized and accepted the FA’s charge on the comment, Grant believes the FA shouldn’t have taken the action, saying “The FA was a little bit in a fight spirit over the last week. They were looking at Twitter…This is not the main thing.”
Grant, who is serving a two-match touchline ban, told the SkySports today April 15, 2011 that social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter are open so “If people like it they can look at it, if they don’t like it they don’t have to look at it.”
“Today there is Twitter, Facebook. Facebook destroyed one government in the Middle East so I don’t know what will happen with Twitter,” the SkySports said citing Grant.
Cole’s comment on twitter during the Ghana-England match was: “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 is likely to be fined around £10,000 by the FA.
By Ekow Quandzie