Ashley Cole: Police are investigating the racist abuse of a former English defender in Swindon

Former English defender Ashley Cole
During his career, Cole played for both Arsenal and Chelsea

Police are investigating racist abuses against former English defender Ashley Cole during Swindon’s FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

Swindon apologized to Cole, who was part of the ITV presentation team at County Ground on Friday

“We are absolutely saddened and deeply disgusted by this,” said Swindon owner Clem Morfuni.

“We cannot stress strongly enough that racial abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.”

He added: “Racism has no place in the world and it is incredibly heartbreaking that it still has a place in our game.

“We are working with the Wiltshire police to gather evidence, but those responsible will be punished accordingly.

“On behalf of everyone at Swindon Town Football Club, we are sending our sincere apologies to Ashley Cole and we are deeply sorry that you had to experience it.

“Those few individuals do not represent Swindon Town and will not be welcome at The County Ground.”

Second League Swindon, lost 4: 1 to the Premier League leaders in the playoffs that opened the weekend in the third round.

“We are aware that one person was exposed to racial abuse at County Ground after yesterday’s match between Swindon Town vs. Manchester City,” a Wiltshire police said in a statement.

“We have already launched an investigation, obtaining statements and providing a camera system. Further investigations are underway in connection with this incident.

“Behavior of this kind is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone with information should call 101 and provide the crime reference number 54220002136.”

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