Ashley Cole’s Apology for Shooting Incident Enough to Earn Him Start Against Manchester United

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Ashley Cole has apparently said he was sorry. For that, he’ll be on the pitch for the start of Chelsea’s tilt on Tuesday with Manchester United.

According to ESPN.com, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti plans to let Cole start against United on Tuesday, despite the fact that Cole accidentally shot a Chelsea intern over the weekend while Cole was fiddling with a gun.

While Cole has kept pretty quiet about the incident, Ancelotti did reveal that Cole has apologized to the parties involved, and it looks like that will be enough for Cole to get back into the club’s good graces — at least for now.

“He will play tomorrow,” Ancelotti said. “We are not happy with what happened but I have spoken with him. He was disappointed and said sorry and that he made a mistake. He said it was an accident and we are taking the proper action. But tomorrow he will play and I feel he is focused to play a good game.

“He has apologized,” Ancelotti continued. “He apologized to the guys involved, then sorry to his team-mates and then to the club.”

Tom Cowan, a 21-year-old Chelsea employee had to be treated over the weekend after being struck with a lead pellet that Cole shot off.

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