Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 by the English Football Association for statements on his Twitter page, the association said Thursday.
The England international insulted FA employees for their decision to suspend his Chelsea teammate John Terry for four games after finding him guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
Later, Cole apologized and deleted the tweet.
Cole, who requested the hearing be closed to the public, was also warned to behave in future.
On Thursday, Chelsea published a statement on Terry saying that the club would take further disciplinary actions in addition to the ban and £220,000 fine imposed by the FA.