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Silly Diego Costa hack results in Boxing Day suspension as Chelsea striker gets mercilessly mocked on social media

Chelsea striker Diego Costa went 11 games without a booking, but it all came to a crashing halt at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Spanish international was booked in the 22nd minute by referee Jon Moss for a silly hack from behind on Joe Ledley, and despite his protests, the yellow card was brandished.

It just so happens that Costa was a booking away from a suspension, and funnily enough it now means he gets Boxing Day off when his teammates will be preparing to face Bournemouth.

Obviously he wasn’t trying to ensure that he could fully enjoy himself on Christmas Day and not worry about a hangover, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting ripped on social media for it.

On a serious note, it will be a massive blow for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte given the striker has 12 goals and five assists in the Premier League already this season as the Blues continue to try and move away from the chasing pack at the top of the table.

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