Costa banned for eight games for insulting referee

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - April 6, 2019 Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa remonstrates with referee Jesus Gil Manzano after being sent off. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been handed an eight-match La Liga ban by the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee for abusing the referee after he was shown the red card during last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona. The official’s report stated the 30-year-old swore and shouted at referee Jesus Gil Manzano […]

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