‘Give that fan a medal’: Ashley Cole’s family deny gloating over Rio Ferdinand coin attack

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Updated: December 11, 2012
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Ashley Cole’s mother Sue has denied that she and Cole’s brother Matty gloated over the incident which saw Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand hit by a coin during his side’s 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday, by posting a serious of messages on Facebook.

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The Daily Mirror today reported that Matty Cole wrote, “So happy Rio got hit in the face today when he tried to give it kissing his badge!! Straight in the eye!! Made my day.

“They’ll show it on MoTD sooooo funny lol.”

England and Chelsea defender Cole’s mother is then said to have posted, “Bloody missed that, ha ha ha.”

“Give the fan that threw it a medal!!!”

Later on Sunday evening when Ferdinand was pictured at the X Factor final, Sue is reported as writing again on Matty’s page, “Rio in audience at x factor, wonder if he can see?????”

Matty signed off witha dig at Ferdinand’s appearance before reportedly deleting the previous comments saying, “He talks like he sucking an egg!! Rubber lip lol.”

Sue was reached for comment on Monday evening and denied that she posted the messages, telling reporters, “Who has put that on? I don’t know who has done that. It wasn’t me.”

Cole is currently with Chelsea in Japan before Thursday night’s Club World Cup semi final where they face Mexican side CF Monterrey.

Cole previously had a run in with Ferdinand on Twitter following John Terry’s trial when the Chelsea captain was accused of racially abusing Rio’s brother Anton during a match last season.

After Terry was cleared of the charges, Cole appeared to refer to Ferdinand as ‘choc ice’, a racial slang for someone who is black on the outside but white on the inside.

Cole defended his use of the term saying, “What I said is not a racist term. It’s slang used by many for someone who is being fake. So there.”

Ferdinand received the injury when a number of coins and objects were thrown at him during the Manchester Derby, and he was also confronted by an irate City supporter who ran onto the pitch but was prevented from reaching the player by the intervention of Joe Hart.

Ferdinand laughed off the coin throwing incident and thanked Hart for his actions before telling fans to calm down at matches.

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