Ashley's sex texts to model before England games
Published 13:17 04/07/10 By Mirror Football
Disgraced Ashley Cole sent sex texts to a young model he spotted on the internet just hours before England kicked off in crucial World Cup games.
Two-and-a-half hours before the opening clash with the USA – as Cole was preparing to play for his country – he was begging the blonde to send him “a real dirty” naked picture of herself.
Even after that dismal 1-1 draw, he was still thinking of sex as the team set out days later for their crunch Slovenia match – sending another text pleading with the model to send him another explicit picture.
The woman, who Cole started to text and send pictures of himself to after spotting her on a pal’s Facebook page, said: “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.”
Cole sent the model, who he has never met, 139 messages over the tournament... urging her again and again to send him erotic photos and videos.
He bragged he was drunk at England’s training camp, complained of being “bored” under manager Fabio Capello’s strict regime and called an England performance “s***”.
The revelations come after the £110,000-a-week Chelsea defender, 29, was pictured laughing hours after England’s humiliating 4-1 thrashing by Germany last Sunday.
And last week Cole became a pariah to millions of England fans after it was revealed he sent a message to pals before flying out to South Africa snarling: “I hate England and the f***ing people.” In the run-up to the England-USA game, Cole texted the model from the team’s Rustenburg base begging for a picture. He wanted “a real dirty 1”.
When it hadn’t arrived – at 6.07pm local time, and with kick-off only two hours and 23 minutes away – frantic Cole sent a text for her to hurry up and “send again” because he was “getting dressed”.
In other messages to the model, Cole unwittingly offers a fascinating insight into what really went on inside England’s World Cup training base.
And in another love rat Cole – being divorced by wife Cheryl for cheating on her and sex texting other women – told the model phone sex always “gets me in trouble”, then carried on regardless.
Yesterday the blonde, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Sunday Mirror: “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.”
The team went on to put in a terrible performance. Cole sent his first text to the model at 9.09pm on May 29 from England’s pre-World Cup Austrian training camp after getting her number off his pal. He said simply: “Helo it’s ash ru ok.”
The next day – where he was picked in a friendly against Japan – the model replied and Cole began to bombard her with demands to send explicit pictures.
Three hours after the game, which England struggled to win 2-1, Cole texted: “So where’s my pic then.”
At first he didn’t want to reveal his identity, and refused to send pictures of himself, telling the model on May 30: “Wel send pic of u and you’ll c me.”
When she replied with a picture, Cole returned the gesture on June 1 after landing back in the UK. He sent a photo of himself in a friend’s car in London then one of his naked torso taken later at home in Esher, Surrey. Cole then demanded the model reply with a picture of her “t*** out”.
An astonishing 139 messages from Cole then followed in less than a month – most too explicit to print. The model said: “When I got a message out of the blue from someone called ‘ash’ 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.
"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.”
She added: “Any time I asked him about football he just wouldn’t talk about it. It was clear he only wanted to talk about sex.”