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Ashley Cole Sees The Funny Side Of Cheryl Photoshop

31/07/2014 10:17 BST | Updated 31/07/2014 10:59 BST

Could it be that Ashley Cole, the footballer who almost "swerved off the road" when he was "only" offered £55,000-a-week, is becoming likeable?

Yes, former England left-back Cole saw the funny side of a series of photoshops following his distant squad photo with new Roma teammates in the United States.

Cole, who joined the Giallorossi on a free transfer this summer, was photographed adrift from his close colleagues, and people with too much time on their hands have had a field day.

Amusingly, Cole appreciated one effort that depicted him looking in on former wife Cheryl Cole and her new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

Other pictures endorsed by Cole include him beside England teammates ahead of their departure for the World Cup in Brazil and him covering Peter Shilton's open goal as Diego Maradona's Hand of God rose to punch the ball into the net.