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Cole apologises over FA blast

5 October 2012 16:14

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has apologised for his foul-mouthed Twitter outburst aimed at the FA.

Earlier on Friday the England left-back had tweeted: "Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT****" before deleting the Tweet.

He was responding to the publication of the FA report revealing the reasons behind the guilty verdict handed down to John Terry over the racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand.

However, the 31-year-old has now released an official statement, showing remorse for his tirade.

In a statement, Cole said: "I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment. I apologise unreservedly for my comment about the FA."

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has denied his players' use of Twitter is 'out of control' after Cole's outburst.

"We'll look at the tweet and then we'll see ... I don't think the players are out of control," Di Matteo told reporters.

The Blues manager has also shown his support for his captain Terry, who was banned for four games and fined 220,000 pounds by the FA disciplinary panel for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, insisting the 31-year-old will continue to lead the side.

He added: "At the moment, he's our captain."

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