An independent commission found Friday that Ferdinand was guilty of referencing ethic origin and race when he re-tweeted a user's comment that referred to Cole as a ''choc ice,'' a slang term perceived as meaning black on the outside and white on the inside.
Ferdinand argued the term instead means someone who is being fake.
The comments, posted on July 14, came after Cole gave evidence in court defending Chelsea teammate John Terry who was on trial for allegedly racially abusing Ferdinand's younger brother, Anton, in a match last year. Terry was found not guilty.
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