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Friday, December 16, 2011

Chelsea's Ashley Cole 'mocked' Manchester City rivals with 'Thursday night Channel Five' jibe

According to reports this morning, the England fullback mocked Roberto Mancini and his players's Champions League exit as they headed for their respective dressing rooms after Chelsea's 2-1 win which keeps their title ambitions alive.

Chelsea fans reminded Manchester City supporters all night of their new date on a Thursday night with Channel Five, a reference to the fact their Europa League matches will be screened on the terrestrial channel.

But Cole allegedly took it upon himself to repeat those same chants long after the final whistle as Chelsea ended City's unbeaten start to the domestic season.

It is claimed that Cole shouted out "******* have some of that" and "Thursday night, Channel Five", as Mancini and members of his staff remonstrated with referee Mark Clattenburg in the tunnel.

City felt aggrieved that they had a penalty appeal turned down during the defeat which also saw Gael Clichy handed a sent yellow card during the second half.

Cole was infamously caught up in the 'PizzaGate' furore during his Arsenal days when Arsène Wenger's side's 49-game unbeaten sequence in the Premiership was ended by Manchester United in 2004.

In a scuffle in the tunnel between players and staff on both sides, a slice of pizza was hurled at Sir Alex Ferguson.

Cole described the incident in his autobiography: "This slice of pizza came flying over my head and hit Fergie straight in the mush ... all mouths gawped to see this pizza slip off this famous, puce face and roll down his nice black suit."

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