Ashley Cole fined by FA for vulgar Twitter post


LONDON (AP) -England's Football Association has fined Chelsea left back Ashley Cole 90,000 pounds ($145,000) for insulting the governing body in an offensive Twitter post.

Cole was also "warned as to his future conduct" Thursday by the FA, which charged him last week with misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute.

The England defender had reacted angrily to an FA commission questioning the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry against a charge of racially abusing an opponent.

The tweet, which was subsequently deleted, read "Hahahahaa, well done (hash)fa I lied did I," followed by a vulgar expression.

He escaped a playing ban from England - being selected in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Poland in a World Cup qualifier - but will also be punished by Chelsea.

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