Carlton Cole has caused controversy on Twitter after making ill-advised immigration jokes about the Ghana fans at Wembley.
The West Ham striker posted several comments during England's 1-1 draw in the friendly match on Tuesday night-all of which he has now removed after he was inundated with criticism and complaints from a large section of his followers.
Firstly, Cole wrote: ''Immigration has surrounded the wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! Hahahaha'
The England international, who wasn't involved in the game, then posted: 'The only way to get out safely is to wear an england jersey and paint your face w/ the St. George's'flag!'
Realising that his comments were causing offence, Cole tweeted: 'To my ghanian brothers dont take it so seriously, its just jokes! Youve played well! Done Africa proud!'
However, his jokes didn't stop there as he followed it by writing: 'Next friendly is gonna be Poland then Albania, government think their sly! I see it a mile away! Haha'
Responding the complaints from fellow Twitter users, he then posted: 'Why are there so many sensitive people out there! it was a joke & its not even racist!'
There were around 20,000 Ghana fans at Wembley for the match, which was considered to be one of the most successful friendly games in years.