Cole called the FA a “bunch of t**ts” after having his evidence questioned by the organisation’s disciplinary commission conducting an investigation into claims that his Chelsea teammate John Terry racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
The England left-back later deleted the tweet but only after it was re-tweeted more than 19,000 times, and then made a full apology. But that did not stop the FA taking action, in addition to disciplinary proceedings already taken by his club.
Cole, who is in England’s squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley, has until 1500GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.
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