Carlton Cole admits to charge over Twitter joke
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has acknowledged a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association over comments he made on Twitter during England's friendly against Ghana last month.
Cole joked that the match at Wembley was a trap by the British government to find illegal immigrants. He deleted the comment, but was still charged.
The FA says it has granted Cole a personal hearing at his request, adding that it will take place before April 21.
Several thousand Ghana fans attended their country's first match against England, which ended 1-1.