Chelsea striker Diego Costa was condemned to the bench by Jose Mourinho during his side’s dour goal less draw with Tottenham Hotspur FC at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Costa was presumably benched against Spurs following his spat with manager Jose Mourinho during Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. Mourinho had later come out and said that the pair made up with “kisses and cuddles”.
Although the match itself ended in a goal less stalemate between the two London clubs, fireworks exploded on the Chelsea bench after Diego Costa angrily hurled his bib in the direction of Jose Mourinho presumably because the Portuguese refused to bring on the disgruntled striker.
In his post match comments, Mourinho joked about the incident, saying, “If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib”.
Naturally, fans on Twitter went ballistic when the news broke about Costa’s bib throwing fiasco. Here are some of the best reactions.
Diego Costa didn’t seem too pleased after Mourinho decided not to use him today. https://t.co/hpyc4LOUL7
a FantasyFootyPundits (@FFPundits) November 29, 2015
Mourinho on Diego Costa throwing bib: “If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib”. Adds that Costa’s “mood is positive”. #cfc
a Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 29, 2015
Insubordination is not Costa throwin d bib at his coach, insubordination is Mourinho benching someone thats older than him a Sir Snoop (@Snoopgabbs) November 29, 2015
Mikel when Costa threw the bib at Mourinho. “Ha, only one day on this bench and you are crying. Welcome bro” pic.twitter.com/4bYv01wQrM
a Alhaji Vardy a (@AbeikuLytle) November 29, 2015
Costa’s decision to throw the bib might have been a bit silly, but I’d rather have a player who wants to play than one who doesn’t care.
a Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) November 29, 2015
Costa can’t even hit his target with a bib ffs a Diegoalkick Costa (@LoadOfBallacks) November 29, 2015
“Costa decides he doesn’t need the bib anymore” Kids grow up so fast these days a Ben Wills (@_BenWills) November 29, 2015
Costa stoning Mou with bib. More exciting than watching united play that.
a Fuad U?O O O? Davies II (@davies1608) November 29, 2015
a Walter Smith (@mancitysmith) November 29, 2015
Diego Costa threw his bib at ‘The Special One’ Jose Mourinho. What a man! Costa u r the real legend! 😛 a Ritesh Roy (@iSadMad) November 29, 2015
Costa didn’t throw bib at anyone in particular. Just threw it in the air. Daft. But could as easily hit Pochetinno in that wind! #THFCvCFC
a Des Kelly (@DesKellyBTS) November 29, 2015