Carlton Cole faces blacklash over Twitter joke about Ghana fans

Published on: 30 March 2011

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.

Source: DailyMail

Comments

  • Brontortor!!
    says: 7 years ago
    these are jokes we all make. he didn't insult anyone, he didn't make anyone less of a human being because of nationality, there's no prejudice. i thought they were funny. we make worse jokes about foreigners.
  • Lorins
    says: 7 years ago
    His parents are immigrants in fact they were illegal immigrants till they use his birth to obtain a leave remain status. He is a BIG FOOL! His name is not Carlton Cole but Michael Okiri,The Bastard!
  • Lorins
    says: 7 years ago
    I mean leave to remain
  • Lorins
    says: 7 years ago
    His parents are immigrants in fact they were illegal immigrants till they use his birth to obtain a leave to remain status. He is a BIG FOOL! His name is not Carlton Cole but Michael Okiri,The Bastard!
  • kofi antwi
    says: 7 years ago
    bastard, he thinks being a part time england footballer makes him english. he should ask his parents how they got their leave to remain in the uk.kwasia boy!
  • Nana Abiri
    says: 7 years ago
    I know these girls. Ey Delsie on Ghanasoccernet
  • sarpong
    says: 7 years ago
    foolish boy..i'll kill you anytime i came across you so be prepared. wawa mutani....butum banza yaron ga
  • grace
    says: 7 years ago
    he is a big fool
  • Mochacho Kapo Dino
    says: 7 years ago
    Stupid full
  • KaYinGi
    says: 7 years ago
    That is why I always say that the only problem for the Black Race is that we DO NOT LOVE OURSELVES. The kettle calling the pot black. We need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. No oyibo would crack such a lame and xenophobic joke. Shame on you Carlton FOOL!
  • M27
    says: 7 years ago
    I wonder if 'blacklash' is a play on words by the editor...
  • KWAME ADOM BREMPONG
    says: 7 years ago
    CARLTON COLE,IS AN ILLITRATE BASTARD THAT HAS NO SENSE OF HISTORY.APPARENTLY,HAS NO CLUE WHERE HIS PARENTS ORIGNATED FROM. I WON'T BE BOTHERED WITH SUCH A FOOL, WHO CAN NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN INSULTS AND JOKES. I hope he learn lessons from the immigrants that pays for his undeserved wages with their hard earn taxes .
  • Lamine Y.Jnr
    says: 7 years ago
    Carlton is the foolish person i have ever seen in my life.how do u go abt making such comments?do u think the world is for you?it is the for the sake of blacks the whites are living comfortably today.he should remember civilization started in Africa.u Idiot never in your lifetime make such useless comments.
  • AA
    says: 7 years ago
    Dis was only a joke. He is African himself. He is just making joke. No need to take dis serious
  • david
    says: 7 years ago
    wow guys, are we not being over sensitive abt these jokes? well calton, learn a biiiiiiig lesson from what has happened and never again in life time repeat it.
  • Akroma
    says: 7 years ago
    Lighten up people...its just a joke. I made the same joke in my living room as I watched the game, that ..."If immigration made a sweep at the exit gate, about a quarter of the people there will be nervous". This isn't racism...its just a funny observation. I wouldn't have taken down the posting...people should just chill about racial sensitivities!
  • Lorins
    says: 7 years ago
    I'm shocked how somebody with a Liberian mother and a Nigerian father and a tribal mark boldly in his face think like this. He never realised his is only British by identity but an African by blood. Either he posted that as joke or not I think this guys needs to go back to twitter and facebook and apologise profoundly to all blackmanhood and all foreign nationals in Britain. After he is not the only with British passport and I think this will ever come from any decent British,BLACK OR WHITE.
  • borketey
    says: 7 years ago
    some jokes are expensive... he should render an appology to all ghanaians. hes abig agnorant fool to have said that..
  • Peewee
    says: 7 years ago
    Yes, that is how mean and disrespectful some of our black brothers in the diaspora can be. The slave mentality has not left some of them; and they consider themselves better than those of us living in Africa because, they are western raised. It is just pure undiluted ignorance on Carlton Cole's part, and he has to be ashamed of himself.
  • Bemol
    says: 7 years ago
    I know his tweet acct leave evrytin 4me
  • kenneth
    says: 7 years ago
    It's a shame and I'm dissapointed that Charlton of all people will make such a comment. He's one of the black players I really admire. I hope he is sorry about it and in any case he's gone down in my estimations. I was at wembley myself and I haven't got any immigration problems.
  • osei
    says: 7 years ago
    If IT IS A JOKE, THEN i WOULD BE OBLIGE TO GIVE MINE. For your information the British like gHANA MORE THAN THEIR LAND. We have to force them to leave 54 yerars ago. And they are still coming to lie to us. They became rich out of our timbers and other natural resources. We are in their country because they plotted to mess up our country indirectly when the sabotage our best leader and paved way for the uncle toms.
  • coach
    says: 7 years ago
    This guy is a stupid, he is such a big fool.What kind of stupid joke is this,especially when u urself is an african immigrant.
  • Topsey
    says: 7 years ago
    Who cares hes a shit player. I cant even find the energy to hate him cause hes already suffering every week with those terrible performances.
  • Nick
    says: 7 years ago
    Abowa like u. He will never score again and will never get the chance to play for England. foolish fool... and who told dat stupid idiot dat he is English? naaniama!
  • Faisal From Chicago
    says: 7 years ago
    Shit aint a joke,thats disrespectful. He is even black than most of Ghanaians. str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) him and he can suck a dick.
  • Lele
    says: 7 years ago
    A real English would not do this
  • BARON
    says: 7 years ago
    Please lets 4get about dat foolish fool who sees himself as a british.Infact,he is a stupid element.
  • NANA-CANADA
    says: 7 years ago
    I think this is not wrongly said. He is right cus I had the same thought
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 7 years ago
    He plays for relegation threatens West Ham,quite funny lol but he is a very good player though.
  • Boro
    says: 7 years ago
    This is his real name Carlton Michael Cole Okirie. A typical Anago boy who is as usual jealous of a good Ghanaian impression. Naturally therefore, he has to through in something negative. just read the following BBC article... NIGERIA MAKE COLE CALL-UP BLUNDER By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport, Lagos Carlton Cole Cole has played for England's under-21 side In a bizarre move, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has called up an ineligible player for their forthcoming 2010 World Cup qualifiers. West Ham United striker Carlton Cole is in the squad for the games against South Africa in September and Sierra Leone in October. Cole, who has a Nigerian father and Sierra Leonean mother, has played for England at under-21 level. But he cannot switch allegiance to Nigeria as he is now 24 years old. Fifa allows players who have represented one country at junior level to switch to another country. But the statutes of world football's governing body state that this can only happen if they are still under the age of 21. Cole, whose full name is Carlton Cole Okirie, was born in England. In the past, he had apparently been keen on playing for Nigeria, but he accepted an England under-21 call-up when he felt he had been overlooked by the Super Eagles.
  • Ricky.
    says: 7 years ago
    What a world we living.
  • biz
    says: 7 years ago
    MAKE HE GO CHOP IN MOTHER ...KWASEAAA BA
  • Nana
    says: 7 years ago
    some pple are saying is just a joke some jokes are very expensive,he made an expensive and a foolish joke and should be held accountable.l don't see any wise person making such jokes.
  • colee
    says: 7 years ago
    I feel sad for this bastard mother and father cos they have not told him how they got to the UK, He thinks he is white but he is less than a decimal point, its only jelousy which has driven him to do this, he will not fit in the Ghana Team.he is even shy to use his real name. shame shame shame
  • D.K
    says: 7 years ago
    See a half-bathed BIG pig thinking he is no more a pig..... foolish -fool Micheal Obirie running from his shadow.....no matter how hard u try changing your name....your foolish face will forever remain BLACK.
  • kanta
    says: 7 years ago
    believe me this is typically Nigerian´s attitude...
  • Nana
    says: 7 years ago
    So far so good.He is also black so i don't blame him.Maybe that isn't an insult because he thought of his color before that post.So what now?
  • sam emeka
    says: 7 years ago
    Am surprised at Carton Cole's statement with i swear West ham will ne relegated
  • alcidio
    says: 6 years ago
    people need to have a bit more humour!! and people saying carlton is disrespecting his roots?? well there were white folk there supporting ghana in the england end.. i guess there not remembering there roots then??