England boss, Roy Hodgson is under pressure from his FA bosses whether he likes it or not. Their very action of charging Ashley Cole with misconduct in relation to a Twitter comment he posted about the governing body last week has seen to that.
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Responding to the FA's judgement in the John Terry racism case, Cole tweeted on Friday: "Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT***S".
The Chelsea full-back, 31, who has since apologised for the tweet, was due to report for England duty on Monday.
He has until 16:00 BST on Thursday, 11 October to respond to the charge.
A brief statement on the FA's website read: "Ashley Cole has been charged by The FA in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute."
Cole's tweet came after his evidence to an independent FA commission - which found John Terry guilty of racially insulting Anton Ferdinand during a match between Chelsea and QPR last season - was questioned.
As well as deleting the message, Cole soon issued an "unreserved apology" to the FA.
His statement read: "I had just finished training and saw the captions on the TV screens in the treatment rooms about what was said in the FA commission ruling about me.
"I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment. I apologise unreservedly for my comment about the FA."
with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to a Twitter comment he posted about the governing body.
The news comes on the back of saturday's announcement that Chelsea will also be taking their man to task after a breach of club media rules.
Cole faces a triple whammy of both club and FA sanction as well as the prospect of missing England's two games this week which would have seen him reach the milestone of 100 caps.