Cole fined for offensive Twitter post
London, England (Sports Network) - Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was fined $145,000 on Thursday for insulting the English FA on Twitter.
Cole accepted a charge from the FA that his Twitter post was "improper and/or brought the game into disrepute" last week. The FA announced the fine and has also warned Cole about "future conduct."
The 31-year-old Cole posted comments that included inappropriate language to defend teammate John Terry against a charge of racial abuse. Terry accepted a four-match ban for racial abuse from the FA on Thursday.
10/18 11:51:32 ET