Police in the UK are to investigate a potentially racist tweet directed at Ashley Cole. A tweet appeared on the site which referred to Cole as a “choc ice” posted by a man believed to be in the Derbyshire area. Following this, Rio Ferdinand then tweeted in reply, “I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic”.
Police are now set to investigate the original tweet after complaints by the public. A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said that they were investigating to ascertain whether any “criminal offences” had been committed. In the wake of the incident both Cole and Ferdinand moved to calm the situation. Lawyers for Ashley Cole said that he and Rio Ferdinand were good friends and there was no complaint to be made, whilst Ferdinand tweeted that what he had said was not a racist term but rather a slang term for somebody who is being fake.