Everyone wants to be Luis Suarez, but you should never go FULL Luis Suarez if it means biting another player and getting a match ban – one that might have Chelsea forward Diego Costa out of action for the foreseeable future and beyond. During a 2-0 loss to Everton in the FA Cup, Costa was seen barring his teeth at a Toffees player before placing them on his neck and earning a red card.
Fans and foes alike of Diego Costa were quick to express their disgust in the 26-year-old striker’s actions – especially with a key stretch of games for Chelsea coming up that may determine if the Blues can clinch a spot in European competition next year.
Diego Costa is disgusting, disgrace to the game just like Suarez… smh.. embarrassing to be a @ChelseaFC fan rn.
— mike. (@mishkablr47) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa is a disgrace — nicky Clark (@nicky_clark83) March 12, 2016
Diego costa taking a page out of The book of Mike tyson
— cody curnutte (@patriotsarebest) March 12, 2016
The incident was of course reminiscent of a similar biting incident by Uruguay and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a penalty that earned him a whopping four-month ban by FIFA.
I call it the Luis Suarez hat trick: 1 spitting at referee, 1 biting another player, 1 red card. Congrats to Diego Costa! — John Gramlich (@johngramlich) March 12, 2016
Why you want to be Suarez so baaad?????
— Christopher Nindyo (@ChristoNindyo) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa wants to be Suarez so, so badly. — John Green (@sportswithjohn) March 12, 2016
— Onefootball (@Onefootball) March 12, 2016
Earlier in the match, Costa was seen spitting in the direction of a referee who gave him a yellow card – though he was not additionally penalized for that incident. It remains to be seen if Costa, who has already been suspended earlier this year, will receive a regular suspension or something a little more strict.
Diego Costa really is a c**t. Try defend him now Chelsea fans.
— xLukeoftheDeadx (@Luke_OfThe_Dead) March 12, 2016
Diego Costa is worse than what Suarez ever was. Nasty piece of work
— Tom Motley (@motleygolf) March 12, 2016
Video: Diego Costa spat at ref before he bit Gareth Barry
Surprising stat show Guus Hiddink may not be the perfect Chelsea coach
Video: Romelu Lukaku bags stunning solo goal as Diego Costa sees red for biting