Rio Ferdinand has defended his response to a tweet which referred to Ashley Cole as a "choc ice", insisting it was not a racist term.

Instead, the Manchester United defender said the term was slang for "someone who is being fake".

Ferdinand laughingly reacted on Twitter after one person sent a tweet to him accusing Cole, who was a defence witness in the John Terry racism trial, of being a "choc ice". The term is commonly understood to mean "black on the outside, white on the inside".

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