England defender Ashley Cole admits FA improper conduct charge

Last Updated: 11/10/12 7:11pm

Ashley Cole: Has admitted an FA charge in relation to Twitter comment

England defender Ashley Cole has accepted a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to his Twitter comment about the organisation last week.

The Chelsea full-back was charged by the FA after blasting the governing body in a foul-mouthed tweet after being accused of 'evolving' his statement supporting John Terry's defence against the charge he racially abused Anton Ferdinand.

The comment was deemed to be 'improper and/or brought the game into disrepute', and Cole has now admitted the charge.

In a statement, the FA confirmed that Cole has requested a non-personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set.

Cole quickly apologised for his tweet and has said sorry personally to FA chairman David Bernstein, while he remains available for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

The 31-year-old has made 98 international appearances and could bring up a century of caps in next week's clash with Poland.

However, manager Roy Hodgson may decide to rest Cole against San Marino at Wembley and select in-form Everton left-back Leighton Baines.