The Chelsea v Arsenal match descended into a bit of a farce just before half-time and unsurprisingly, Diego Costa was at the centre of it.
Costa, who had been involved in more than one scuffle throughout the game, got up to usual tricks, doing just enough to get booked but not get sent off when he put his hands on Laurent Koscielny's face. Needless to say, the Arsenal players were fairly wound up and Gabriel stupidly threw his studs back at Costa as they lined up for the kick-out.
While it was silly by Gabriel, his red card was ridiculous. Made all the more annoying by the fact it was Costa who had started the whole thing.
@Chong_Chen96 @ngmingjun nah Gabriel kinda kicked him a little pic.twitter.com/MBn5MBSdsV
— Shaunlow (@kaisheng7) September 19, 2015
Diego Costa is lucky he's such a terrific villain, because he's a fairly limited centre-forward.
— Paul Ring (@Paul__Ring) September 19, 2015
That is one of the most appalling decisions I've ever seen in football, fuming
— Simon Breeze (@Simon_Breeze) September 19, 2015
Some facts about Diego Costa: pic.twitter.com/h84tDWwp6p
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 19, 2015
I think Costa might be the most Chelsea player I have ever seen.
— Phil Hartup (@LevelTwoRogue) September 19, 2015
Diego Costa is history's biggest villain.
— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) September 19, 2015
Absolutely sensational skulduggery from Diego Costa. Can't believe that. Sledgehammer for Arsenal from Gabriel.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) September 19, 2015
How does a player with such obvious issues with temperament as Costa get such an easy ride from referees? Usually the opposite happens.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) September 19, 2015
How Costa is still on is beyond me. Ref sent the wrong man off.
— AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) September 19, 2015
Webb: "Costa is a lucky lucky boy. He's done 3 things. He should've got a red for any of the three."
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) September 19, 2015
Going to church now for my cousin's wedding.
Will pray for Diego Costa's sins, the filthy cheat.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 19, 2015