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Hodgson demands respect for Cole

February 3, 2013
By ESPN staff
England manager Roy Hodgson believes Ashley Cole's off-field indiscretions should not be a reflection of his playing career, backing the defender to be remembered as one of the country's greats.

Cole, 32, has had a troubled history with life in the public eye, particularly following his relationship with former wife Cheryl, but Hodgson has demanded respect for the Chelsea left-back who is set to earn his 100th cap in England's friendly against Brazil on Wednesday.

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