No FA action over Costa gesture to fans

16 Mar

Diego Costa


Diego Costa was later sent off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will not be punished for making a gesture to Everton fans during his side’s 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard was asked by the Football Association to explain the gesture, made as he left the pitch at half-time.

After receiving his observations, the FA has decided the 27-year-old will not face any action.

However the FA has yet to decide on the outcome of an improper conduct charge against Costa from the same game.

Costa received a second yellow card after clashing with Everton midfielder Gareth Barry in the 84th minute of the FA Cup quarter-final.

He was charged over his behaviour after being sent off, and has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to that charge.

The Chelsea player appeared to bite Barry in the incident, although both players have denied that happened.

Media playback is not supported on this device

FA Cup: Everton 2-0 Chelsea highlights

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

No comments yet

Leave a Reply