London, Jan.25 : Two years ago, footballer Ashley Cole was hailed as an England favourite and was literally worshipped by fans of the Arsenal Football Club.
Now, however, greed has got the better of him, and he has gone from football star to zero in his quest to acquire riches, reports The Sun.
His shift to Chelsea, revelations about his sickening sex antics and is somewhat rocky relationship with wife and Girls Aloud singer, Cheryl Tweedy, have seen his reputation slide further.
He and Tweedy were even hailed as the new Posh and Becks, and they even staged a glittering 500,000-pound wedding with celebrity guests. They sold their wedding pictures for 1.5million-pounds and allowed television cameras to follow them for a fly-on-the-wall documentary on their relationship.
According to the tabloid, Cole's greed has turned his fans against him.
In his autobiography, Ashley Cole: My Defence, he whined over being offered "only" 55,000-pounds a week pay by Arsenal.
When Chelsea offered 90,000-pounds, Cole jumped ship. But he was widely vilified for it and dubbed "Cashley" Cole.
Cheryl has repeatedly spoken of her love and insisted they are rock solid. She also revealed that it was she who had begged Ashley to join Chelsea, and the strain of the move and the fans' reaction had hit the marriage hard.
Cheryl also said that she prevented Ashley from moving to Real Madrid, claiming it would ruin her career.