Surprised? No we weren’t either.
Ashley Cole was apparently texting a mystery blonde during England’s World Cup. Oh maybe that’s why we lost then? Ashley was distracted!
The unnamed woman who spoke to The Sunday Mirror revealed that she was shocked when Cole wanted her to send explicit photos and said that he became “obsessed” with her.
She told the paper: “He was sending texts so close to games he must have been doing it before jumping on the team coach on his way to the matches. He would get frantic if the pictures wouldn’t arrive in time for him to see them before kick-off. I think fans will be really shocked that this was how he prepared for games.
“If the way he prepared is anything to go by it’s little wonder they played so badly – he clearly wasn’t only focusing on football. I couldn’t believe that somebody supposed to be at the biggest tournament of their career could spend so much time obsessed with phone sex.
“There were days when he’d text me for hours demanding pictures, videos and for me to call him and talk dirty. On the day of the USA game he was sending me texts, asking for pictures and telling me to ‘hurry up’ when I didn’t reply. His mind seemed to be on phone sex more than it did on football.
“When I got a message out of the blue I wasn’t sure who it was at first. I replied to see who it was but the guy was being coy and not giving me his surname. I knew one of my pals was mates with Ashley Cole so I suspected it was him but he was petrified of sending me a picture. But he eventually did and I was quite star-struck that Ashley thought I was pretty and went along with the flirting.”
She added: “It was only meant to be a laugh but he started demanding explicit pictures of myself straight away which I thought was really odd and not normal. I didn’t want to do that because I didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of it. And I certainly wouldn’t want pictures of me being on a stranger’s phone.
“Instead I just took some pictures off the internet where you couldn’t see the person’s face and sent them instead. He was clearly getting off on it. When I didn’t reply to his messages I’d get frantic texts asking me why. He’d text things like ‘You should be looking after me’, and was quite obsessive about getting pictures.
“He was obviously very bored and lonely during the World Cup with nothing else to think about than his phone and how he could use it to get pictures. It wasn‘t like he was sitting in his room doing it late at night when he was bored. He was texting non-stop probably right under Fabio’s nose.”
Ashley… when will you ever learn? We hope Sarah Purnell isn’t shocked by this. Classic Cole behaviour!