Ashley Cole, England’s choice left back, has never been the most beloved player — his 2006 move from childhood club Arsenal to archrivals Chelsea cemented his reputation as yet another self-serving mercenary in a sport floating away from its working class moorings on a cloud of money. Cole did little to burnish his image thereafter. In 2011, he accidentally shot a sports science student visiting Chelsea’s training ground with a .22 caliber air rifle. A year before, his four-year marriage to British pop star Cheryl Tweedydisintegrated after months of allegationsin the British tabloids regarding his various infidelities. Last month, the Sungot hold of lyrics to a new Cheryl song titled “Screw You!”, which many believe is an attack on her former husband.