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Cole target of racist tweets

2012-07-17 13:16

London - Derbyshire police have opened an investigation into alleged racist comments against Chelsea defender Ashley Cole on Twitter, four days after club teammate John Terry was cleared of racial abuse.

Cole, who defended Terry in court from charges made by Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, was reportedly referred to as a "Choc Ice" by a Twitter user.

The term is believed to be mean black on the outside, white on the inside.

Ferdinand's older brother, Rio, who plays for Manchester United, responded to the tweet on Saturday with: "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!"

The following day, Ferdinand tweeted: "What I said yesterday is not a racist term. It's a type of slang/term used by many for someone who is being fake. So there."

AP

Comments
  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-07-17 13:27

    this is getting ridiculous now. Have England got nothing better to do? Even the Olympics is being micro monitored. Deal with racism, fair enough. People are far too sensitive these days

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-17 15:00

      Agree 200% !!!!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-17 15:58

      Hey Rio so i can call you a "COCONUT"... So the term "COCONUT" isn't racist...So there...

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-17 13:40

    news!

  • topsy.krets.180 - 2012-07-17 13:41

    as juju would say, u bloody agents . . . thats raceeeeest!

  • thebe.tau - 2012-07-17 14:06

    Over here the word is Coconut

      Bazzpete - 2012-07-17 15:09

      @ thebe.tau. I've heard that but why "coconut"? - that's hard, covered in brown hair and white on the inside. Let me know txs

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-07-17 14:20

    Choc ice...Oh no ! How insensitive ! When will it end ?

  • missy.kat.108 - 2012-07-17 14:29

    One Black Man calling another Choc Ice and it's racist! ROFLMAO! World gone mad!

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2012-07-17 14:42

    Cole or Coal ???

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-17 16:32

      either neither nor...

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