West Ham's Cole fined over Ghana jines

AFP, Wednesday 20 Apr 2011

West Ham and England striker Carlton Cole has been been fined and warned following his Twitter outburst against Ghana fans last month

Carlton Cole

Cole used the micro-blogging website to make some ill-judged comments about the large numbers of Ghana supporters at Wembley for last month's friendly draw against England.

He tweeted: "Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! Hahahaha.

"The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St. George's flag!"

Cole accepted a charge of improper conduct for the remarks and after requesting a personal hearing, he was fined £20,000 ($32,000) on Wednesday and warned as to his future conduct.

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