Twitter slams Diego Costa after Chelsea win

Gabriel might be the recipient of the pettiest red card in Premier League history.

After a pathetic bout of ‘handbags’ with Diego Costa – which saw the Chelsea striker escape with a booking despite catching Gabriel with a flailing arm – the Arsenal defender childishly flicked his studs against his adversary. Right in front of the referee.

It was act that sent Costa into full-blown manipulation mode, sucking up to referee Mike Dean and demanding a red card – a wish that was granted shortly afterwards

Twitter, on the other hand, exploded over Costa’s largely unpunished goading: