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Last Updated: Friday March 06 2009 08:10 GMT

Ashley Cole "sorry" for swearing

Ashley Cole

Footballer Ashley Cole says he's sorry that he swore at the police.

The Chelsea defender, and husband of Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, was arrested outside a London nightclub for being drunk and disorderly.

Ashley says he felt frustrated at all the photographers who were trying to take pictures of him.

He went on to say he would "never disrespect police officers in any way" and that he takes his responsibilities as a footballer very seriously.

The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday morning. The 28-year-old was taken to a police station where he was given an 80 fine and released a few hours later. Police say that no further action will be taken.