FA wait for ref report evidence on Cole

December 17, 2007

The Football Association are awaiting the referee's report before deciding whether to take action against Ashley Cole for an alleged two-finger salute to Arsenal fans.

Photographs show Chelsea defender Cole making the gesture during Sunday's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Emirates Stadium, with reports claiming it was directed at Gunners' supporters who had jeered him throughout the match.

'We are waiting for the referee's report to come in,' an FA spokesman told PA Sport, adding Alan Wiley was expected to file it sometime this afternoon.

Cole made an acrimonious departure from Arsenal in August last year.