Bertrand deletes Twitter account
Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand has deleted his Twitter account following last week's controversy surrounding his unavailability for England.
It was claimed that Bertrand had withdrawn from the England squad to face San Marino, but the illness turned out to be a viral infection which has also ruled him out of Tuesday's trip to Poland.
In the immediate aftermath of his first withdrawal becoming known, Bertrand said: "Just to clarify.... Its not a "sore throat" Im ill. swollen glands in my neck... And constant headache for 3 days now and freezin cold.
"Do you think a "sorethroat" could stop me being apart of a match for my club or country? #yourf******nuts this is what every boy dreams of."
Although Bertrand was far more vague than Cole, who has accepted a misconduct charge after making a direct attack on the FA, he quickly realised his error.
"sorry if i offended anyone by swearing as i don't encourage that type of language," he said, "was just disappointed at the thought of people thinking i only have a sore throat.. which is not the case..."
However, Bertrand also decided his presence on the popular social networking site was a hassle he could do without and he has told friends he will never use it again.