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Cole charged over tweets about Ghana fans after Wembley showdown

The Football Association has charged West Ham striker Carlton Cole with improper conduct over tweets about Ghana fans made during England's friendly against the African side.

AP, Friday 8 Apr 2011
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Around 20,000 Ghana fans were in Wembley Stadium for the 1-1 draw on March 29.

Cole wrote on Twitter during the game: "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, who made the last of seven England appearances in March 2010, quickly apologized and tweeted: "It was a joke and amp; its not even racist."

The English FA announced Friday that Cole has until Wednesday to respond to the charge.

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