Breaking the heart of ‘the nations sweetheart’ Cheryl Cole is a sure-fire way to cement yourself in the position of the footballer everyone loves to hate.
He is kind of like the football version of Kanye West in that he is constantly in the media doing things that make people think he’s an asshole, yet his popularity ensues due to the quality of his work.
I personally much prefer to base my opinions of footballers purely on their footballing talent for which Ashley Cole’s is second to none and don’t care much for the celebrity gossip that permeates so thoroughly throughout our modern day culture.
Carlo Ancelotti hailed Ashley Cole as ‘the best left-back in the world’ after he signed a new contract with Chelsea, which is a statement I am inclined to agree with.
Controversial players such as Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole get so much bad press, but for me their abundance of talent and their irrepressible desire to win makes them impossible not to like.
Also I think we have been far too harsh on Ashley, after all who amongst us can honestly say they don’t like to text message people with photo’s of their genitals…
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