England defender Ryan Bertrand apologises for using expletive on Twitter
England international Ryan Bertrand has apologised after he used an expletive to explain his absence from the England squad.
The Chelsea left-back was forced to withdraw from the squad for tomorrow's match against San Marino with what was originally understood to be a soar throat.
But the 23-year-old was at pains to explain there was more to it than that, and took to Twitter to do so.
"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," he wrote.
The tweet was swiftly deleted and Bertrand apologised for any offence it may have caused.
"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.
"sorry if i offended anyone by swearing as i don't encourage that type of language...
"was just disappointed at the thought of people thinking i only have a sore throat.. which is not the case..."
The incident comes just days after his club team-mate Ashley Cole was charged for an inappropriate tweet in which he called the FA a "bunch of tw**ts".
It remains to be seen if the FA will take action against Bertrand who will return to the squad on Sunday to assess his fitness for Tuesday's match against Poland.
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