Wednesday 21 February 2018

Tweet code for England stars

Sam Wallace

The England players have been presented with a new code of conduct by the FA to establish discipline and ensure that there is no repeat of Ashley Cole's infamous tweet that has caused such embarrassment to the governing body.

The 25-man England squad were given a presentation by Club England managing director Adrian Bevington with the aim of telling the players what they can expect if they commit a transgression on international duty. Work started on the code of conduct before the European championships this summer, but comes into effect from now on.

Cole is available for selection for Friday's World Cup qualifier in San Marino, a decision that was made before the player visited Bernstein to apologise for his "bunchoftwats" tweet on Friday in response to the release of the independent regulatory commission's written judgement on John Terry.

The FA have also celebrated the opening of St George's Park, a £105m football centre in east Staffordshire. (© Independent News Service)

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