Ashley Cole has admitted a Football Association charge in relation to his profane outburst on Twitter.
The Chelsea and England full-back labelled the FA a "bunch of t***s" on the social networking site last week after an independent regulatory commission of the governing body investigating the John Terry racial abuse case had cast doubt on Cole's evidence.
His comments were swiftly removed but the FA reacted quickly and charged the former Arsenal man, who has requested a non-personal hearing, which will determine his punishment.
A statement on the FA's website on Thursday night read: "Ashley Cole has admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute. Cole has requested a non-personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set."