01/07/2015 07:30 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 08:59 BST

Ashley Cole ‘Punched In The Face' By Playboy Model Carla Howe Outside London Nightclub

Ashley Cole is reportedly nursing a bruised ego and a swollen lip after being punched in the face by a Playboy model.

Carla Howe took to her Twitter page claiming she walloped the footballer during an altercation outside a London nightclub.

It’s believed the former England and Chelsea player was briefly involved with the model’s twin sister, shortly after he split from his wife, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Carla added: "No-one tried to stop me hitting him – I think that is because of Ashley’s bad karma.

"I did it for my sister. Ashley has caused her a lot of issues.

"He deserved it. He thinks he can treat women like dirt. He’s an a******."

In a now deleted tweet, she wrote: “Happy I just punched up @TheRealAC3 long awaited.”

She then retweeted a message from an Arsenal fan which said: “Think @carlahowe may have become Arsenal fans’ new favourite model after this run in with Cashley."

Ashley has yet to comment on the alleged attack.

Photo gallery Celebrity Feuds See Gallery