Ashley’s brother and mum are clearly not great fans of Rio Ferdinand. The fan who threw a coin at the Manchester United defender in United’s 2-3 victory over their rivals received heavy criticism, but he finally seems to have found admirers.
Ashley Cole’s brother Matthew,30 updated his Facebook status saying, “So happy Rio got hit in the face today when he tried to give it kissing his badge!! Straight in the eye!! Made my day”. After an hour, their mother replied to the status saying, “Bloody missed that, ha ha ha.” She said, “Give the fan that threw it a medal!!!”
Sue, 56, also appeared to comment on Rio’s injury later when he appeared at the televised X Factor final in Manchester.
On her son’s Facebook page Sue wrote: “Rio in audience at x factor, wonder if he can see?????”
Matty, 28, added: “He talks like he sucking an egg!! Rubber lip lol.” When she was approached outside her Essex home last night, Sue denied writing the posts and branded the jibes against Rio “disgusting”.
Speaking about the comments posted under her profile, she said: “Who has put that on?
“I don’t know who has done that. It wasn’t me.” Matty was unavailable for comment.
The Cole family certainly have not forgotten about the differences between the two players which were at a high when Rio tweeted “choc ice” about Ashley Cole. This will not do much good to the dressing room of the England National team if at all Rio is selected in the future.