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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa facing eight-match suspension?

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa facing eight-match suspension?

Diego Costa could reportedly be hit with an eight-match ban if he is found guilty of insulting referee Gil Manzano’s mother during Atletico Madrid’s loss to Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid may reportedly be without Diego Costa for the rest of their La Liga campaign as the striker faces an eight-game ban following his sending-off against Barcelona.

The Spain international was given a straight red card 28 minutes into Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Camp Nou, which Barca went on to win 2-0 thanks to a couple of late goals.

Costa earned the dismissal for insulting the referee’s mother, allegedly yelling: “I sh** on your fu*** mother. I s*** on your f**** mother,” in the direction of Gil Manzano.

According to a report carried by The Mirror, the 30-year-old faces a huge suspension if he is found guilty of making the comments.

Should Costa be hit with the eight-game ban, he will miss the remaining seven matches of this season and the first game of the 2019-20 campaign.

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