A loss to Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals rounded off a pretty bad week for Chelsea, in which the Blues were knocked out of the two cup competitions that could have potentially salvaged the club’s nightmare season.
Blues striker Diego Costa cut a frustrated figure at Goodison Park on Saturday, and the Spain international’s frustrations boiled over in the second half, as he appeared to bite Everton midfielder Gareth Barry with his side 2-0 down against the Toffees. However, some Twitter users suggested jokingly that the Chelsea striker had taken a liking towards the Premier League veteran.
— ⚽ The Cooligans ⚽️ (@SoccerCooligans) March 13, 2016
This action earned Costa his second yellow card of the night, and the former Atletico Madrid hitman was sent off for the first time in his Chelsea career.
1 – Diego Costa has received his first red card for Chelsea. Off.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa: Has been sent off in a match for the first time since December 2012 (Viktoria Plzen 1-0 Atletico Madrid) #facup
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 12, 2016
However, while Costa had to go off the pitch, his actions gave fans on social media the perfect chance to showcase their wit. Here are some of the best tweets about the incident.
Diego Costa’s actions explained: Why wait? pic.twitter.com/XQvnV289Jx
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 12, 2016
Diego costa seems upset by his recent match ban pic.twitter.com/nppVVqkx56
— Verified (@njiiru) March 12, 2016
It’ll be interesting to see if the FA give Diego Costa the same ban as Luis Suarez & not hand him less like John Terry for racist comments.
— Mersey Reds (@MerseyReds1) March 12, 2016
Hiddink asked whether Costa needs anger management. ‘There is a movie about that with Jack Nicholson … maybe we can go & see it together’
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) March 12, 2016
I’d love to see Diego #Costa try that on a rugby field. He’d still be picking his teeth up now
— Chris Holme (@chrisholme1983) March 12, 2016
If Diego Costa was a cat ..?? pic.twitter.com/yhM3o1FQSX
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa would start a fight with his own reflection in the mirror.
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) March 12, 2016