Ashley Cole's Twitter rant may not be well received by Frank Lampard

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Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has launched a scathing attack on players who choose to end their careers in MLS.

The 33-year-old completed a move to Roma earlier this month after his contract at Stamford Bridge expired, bringing an end to an eight year stint at Chelsea. 

During his first press conference at Roma earlier this week, Cole made comments suggesting that English players are 'too afraid' to move abroad, and now it seems that the England international also has a pet peeve for those who choose to move to MLS. 

 

 

 

It's unclear whether or not these comments are directed at any certain player, but the timing of the defender's public attack does coincide with former Chelsea and England team-mate Frank Lampard's proposed move to New York City FC

The 36-year-old was also made a free agent by Chelsea after being released from his contract at the end of last season and is set to complete his move to MLS next week, joining David Villa.

Cole however seems happy with his decision to join Roma and has even confirmed that he turned down advances from MLS for his signature: "I chose to come here for the ambitions of this club, I have had other offers from USA, but I didn't want to sit on the beach yet.

“I won a lot in my career and I have no intention to stop. I'm here to win."

Cole will be 35 when his current deal at Roma expires, and he's probably just talked himself out of a future move to the USA. 

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