Hodgson issues conduct warning

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Roy Hodgson has admitted his England players have been given a couple of hefty reminders they are under intense scrutiny this week.

After Ashley Cole's Twitter rant at the FA last week, on Thursday it was his Chelsea team-mate Ryan Bertrand who crossed the line. Bertrand's outburst at learning his withdrawal from the England squad to face San Marino at Wembley tomorrow had been put down to a sore throat was nowhere near the same magnitude as Cole.

Indeed, it was quickly confirmed by the FA there would be no further action, but Hodgson said: "We are human beings. We didn't descend to earth from some heavenly body and mistakes do happen. But we are aware our conduct is under scrutiny."

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