Rio Ferdinand in Ashley Cole 'choc ice' row

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From the Sunday papers: John Terry race row flares again to disappointment for Olympic beach volleyball fans

LAST UPDATED AT 13:08 ON Sun 15 Jul 2012

RIO FERDINAND has courted controversy after appearing to agree with a friend who branded fellow footballer Ashley Cole a “choc ice” for defending John Terry in the row over whether he subjected Ferdinand’s brother Anton to racist abuse. The Sun on Sunday reports that ‘choc ice’ is used to describe “a black person who thinks they are a white person”. The friend wrote on Twitter: “Looks like Ashley Cole’s going to be their choc ice. Then again he’s always been a sellout. Shame on him.” Rio replied: “I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahahha!!”…

TICKETS FOR one of the Olympics’ most popular events are set to lose their allure after it emerged that female beach volleyball players will be allowed to swap their bikinis for leggings and long-sleeved shirts if the temperature drops below 16C, The Sunday Times reports. Unfortunately, that has happened every day of July so far…

ACTOR Keith Allen has agreed to take a “cocktail of Class A drugs” live on TV as part of Channel 4’s Drugs Live show, The Sun on Sunday reports. A friend of the 59-year-old said: “He cannot wait to get stuck in. Who knows what’ll happen?” The show will air this autumn, although the Sun glosses over the possibility of a police intervention…

JOANNA LUMLEY has said young women should stop wearing “practically nothing” when they go out and take their fashion inspiration from Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, according to The Sunday Telegraph. “A lot of people have started to dress like lap dancers, and I don’t know why,” says Lumley, the former star of Absolutely Fabulous.

THE MOTHER of millionaire Man City footballer Mario Balotelli is living on a Manchester council estate and working as a cleaner earning around £6 per hour, according to the Sunday Mirror. Rose Barwuah gave Balotelli up for adoption when he was two years old and suffering from a medical condition. Balotelli has reportedly visited Barwuah several times. A “source” says Barwuah does not want Balotelli’s money and has moved to Manchester from Italy to be close to him…

IT’S OFFICIAL: women are cleverer than men, according to a psychologist who says it is down to “modernity”. James Flynn, an authority on IQ tests, told The Sunday Times: “In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women’s have risen faster.” Possible explanations include the modern requirement for women to multitask, raising a family at the same time as holding down a job, or that women just have a higher potential intelligence than men.

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i do NOT think either John Terry or Rio Ferdinand are racist. i do however feel that everyone should be treated equally, and if JT needs to answer in a court of law for his comments, then Rio absolutely should too. you cannot have one rule for one, and another rule for the other. this in itself is a form of discrimination. JT was declared NOT GUILTY, let a court/judge decide if Rio is guilty or innocent, although this is the only fair way to do it, i doubt if the law or the FA will bat an eyelid. they're too busy playing up to the PC brigage. shame on them !!

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