Ashley Cole and 10 Famous Footballers Who've Been Caught Smoking

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Ashley Cole and 10 Famous Footballers Who've Been Caught Smoking
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It looks like Chelsea FC is a lot like high school, the worst thing you can do is get caught smoking.

The Daily Mail has published (/snitched to the teacher) pictures of Ashley Cole smoking a cigarette in Los Angeles and the paper reckons his new (/old) manager Jose Mourinho won’t be happy.

The paper claims that a source close to Cole has told them:

"Ashley always smokes heavily during his annual summer holiday in LA. Even some of his friends have told him it is stupid. He has been spotted smoking before, but Mourinho wasn’t his boss then. He is known for expecting the best standards from his players and will not be impressed."

When you keep in mind Ashley Cole is a man who has, in the past, shot a student, allegedly had extra-marital affairs and taken to Twitter to call his country’s Football Association, which has capped him 100 times, a sexual swear word. You’d think his smoking habit is the last thing Mourinho wants to make sure Ash doesn’t repeat.

It is hard to believe that a professional athlete can take up a habit that is so damaging to one's health (smoking that is, not shooting students–that’s more damaging to the health of students) but Ashley isn’t the only one.

Some of the beautiful game’s other biggest stars have been caught taking up the ugly habit (smoking, not shooting students, that's just Cole).

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