IN TROUBLE: Carlton Cole
WEST HAM forward Carlton Cole has accepted a charge by the Football Association after allegedly swearing at a Tottenham Hotspur fan on Twitter.
The former England striker posted a tweet which the FA described as, “abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brings the game into disrepute.
The charge is within relation to a comment the 31 year-old made towards a Twitter user after West Ham’s 2-2 draw against Spurs on February 22.
The Spurs supporter, Stuart Hardy, sent Cole a tweet saying, “Hi @CarltonCole1 when your own team-mates don’t kick the ball out when you’re lying injured for 2 mins, you think it’s time to call it a day?” to which Cole replied “F*?k off you c*&t” before later deleting his reply.
The former Chelsea player could face a massive fine after already failing to reach the FA guidelines on social media. It’s not the first time that Hammers player has been in trouble with the FA, after he was fined £20,000 in 2011 for a tweet he posted during England’s friendly against Ghana that read: “Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! “The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St George’s flag!”