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Diego Costa Handed “Eight” match ban for foul comments against referee’s mother

Odiase Osayande

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Spanish International Diego Costa could have played his last game for Atletico Madrid after he was handed an eight-match ban.

The former Chelsea man saw red after comments made towards referee Gil Manzano during the 2-0  defeat to Barcelona.

In his match report, the official claims Costa twice said to him “I s*** on you w**** mother.”

Costa is also accused of holding the referee’s arm to prevent him showing a yellow card to teammates Diego Godin and
Jose Gimenez.

He has been handed two four-game bans for the respective incidents.

He has also been fined almost £5200 for his conduct while the RFEF have also come down hard on Atletico.

Costa’s long-term future at Atletico was in doubt before the incident, which Diego Simeone preferring Alvaro Morata since
his move from Chelsea.

The Spain striker has only managed five goals this term and the dismissal against Barca may appear to be the final straw.

Simeone’s patience has reportedly run out with Costa and he will listen to offers for him at the end of the season.

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