Earlier this summer, the FA deemed that Ashley Cole lied to defend John Terry who was found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

In Cole’s first statement to the FA, he claimed he heard or saw Anton use a “B” word, which he suggested might have been “Bridge” as Anton said it whilst making a sexual gesture.

A week later, Cole changed his statement and claimed that the word he heard could have been “black”. Terry’s entire defence relied on his claim that he thought he heard Anton accuse him of calling him a “black cunt”, making Cole’s change of story incredibly suspicious. Given that this was a case about racism, it made no sense at all that Cole would forget that he could have seen/heard Anton use the word “black”.

If Cole is prepared to lie in court to defend a racist, it should come as no surprise that his family are scum bags too.

Following a City fan cutting Rio Ferdinand’s head with a coin on Sunday, Cole’s brother and mother took to Facebook, with the full report in The Mirror.

His brother Matty posted: “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.”

His mother Sue replied: “Bloody missed that, ha ha ha. Give the fan that threw it a medal!!!”

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

Sue responded: “Rio in audience at x factor, wonder if he can see?????”