Police investigating racist tweet against Cole

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


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 mean black on the outside, white on the


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.”