21 Apr 2011

West Ham striker fined over immigration comments

9:54 am on 21 April 2011

The West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has been fined $40,000 for Twitter comments he made during England's football international against Ghana at Wembley last month.

Cole admitted a charge of improper conduct after he wrote "Immigration has surrounded the Wembley. I knew it was a trap".

Cole later apologised for the comments and saying they weren't meant to be taken seriously.