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Cole and Ferdinand separated by Carroll in car park bust-up

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Ashley Cole and Anton Ferdinand had to be separated after almost coming to blows outside a Los Angeles nightclub at 2am in the morning.

According to The Sun newspaper, Carroll "put a protective arm" across Cole to help onlookers keep the two men apart in a car park

Cole's Chelsea team-mate John Terry was accused of using racist language towards Ferdinand during a Premier League match in 2011.

He was later cleared in court of racist abuse with Cole backing his account.

Ferdinand later rejected a pre-match handshake when Chelsea met QPR.

A source said: “There was no row, no confrontation. They spoke but that was it. There might not be much love lost between them but there was no trouble.”

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