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Ranking The Nine Longest Bans In Football History – Did Chelsea’s Diego Costa Deserve More?

Chelsea’s Diego Costa has had a three match ban for violent conduct upheld…

The bad-boy antics of Chelsea’s Diego Costa are seeing him quickly become the Premier League’s biggest rebel, arguably replacing the recently departed Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona last summer.

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His latest misdemeanour occurred on Tuesday, when he appeared to stamp on Liverpool duo Emre Can and Martin Skrtel. Despite an appeal, the Spaniard’s three-match suspension was upheld, and he’ll now miss the crucial weekend game against Manchester City.

Costa clearly has something of a short fuse, and if he continues to act out he could one day find himself appearing in this list of football’s ten longest suspensions:

9) Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 4 months

Luis Suarez Barcelona

The Liverpool striker bit down on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini while playing for Uruguay at the World Cup. However, his actions did not dissuade Barcelona from paying £75m for him just weeks later; leaving him on the sidelines while he served his suspension.

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