[Video] Diego Costa Accused Of Biting Tottenham Player During Brawl

By on May 3, 2016

Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be in hot water again after being accused of biting a Tottenham player’s hand during the melee which preceded the bad tempered 2-2 draw last night.

Costa had already been involved in a couple of incidents with Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen during the game, but the striker was then right at the center of an ugly brawl after the final whistle.

As the two sets of players made their way from the field, it all kicked off after Guus Hiddink was barged to the ground by Danny Rose [watch that incident here]. Costa jumped in to defend his manager by grabbing Rose before back-up Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm waded in.

Costa and Vorm were locked in a heated grapple as players and staff from the two sets of clubs clashed in front of the tunnel and the footage below appears to show Costa biting the hand of Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen as he tries to pull Costa away from behind.

This is one of several incidents sure to be looked at by the FA today after a feisty London derby boiled over as Chelsea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 and end Tottenham’s hopes of winning the Premier League title.

The footage is inconclusive but fans have been debating the incident on social media sites like Twitter with many calling for the Spanish international to be charged by the FA. If Costa is found guilty, he can expect a lengthy ban.

Here are some photos and videos of the incident:

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10 Comments

  1. Danny

    May 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Rose was pushed from behind into Gus so Rose dud not push him on purpose, watch the video

    • shem

      May 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

      totteham players were uruly yesterday, so the idea of Rose been pushed
      from behind, ultimately, leading to Gus been pushed is uncalled for.

      *** pls, my earlier comment should read,”trying so hard and not so head.”

  2. shem

    May 3, 2016 at 11:23 am

    here we go again, british press trying to give a dog a bad name rather than focus on those totteham players that were poking the eye of costa and staping on the hand of fabregas. you people are trying so head to get him ban again because he is not english. shame on you peolpe.

    • Shadow

      May 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Of course Chelsea are completely innocent in all this. Their record speaks for itself. Jokers!

  3. Ebenezer Edzii

    May 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Diego Costa only defended his old weak coach

  4. Pete Borota

    May 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Have IQ’s dipped or what. if you watch the sequence from above and on other cameras it’s clear that Vertonghen puts his hand around Costa’s face to pull him away.

    Costa knows nothing about it. Talk about trying to create a story!

  5. shem

    May 3, 2016 at 11:52 am

    totteham players were uruly yesterday, so the idea of Rose been pushed
    from behind, ultimately, leading to Gus been pushed is uncalled for.

    *** pls, my earlier comment should read,”trying so hard and not so head.”

  6. nico

    May 3, 2016 at 11:58 am

    What a lot of bad loosers this Spurs team. Total loss of composure and if they played for virtually any other team would be expecting some lengthy post-match bans for their on-field behaviour. How Clattenburg avoided giving several red cards I don’t know, leaving them with every chance of salvaging their title challenge. If someone grabs you from behind putting his hand directly into your mouth (video is clear on this)and pulls you back there is a fair degree of probability that he will come into contcat with teeth: hardly a bite though.

  7. shem

    May 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    i have further look at this video more closely, there is no indication of diego costa biting any of the players. rather, it is apparent that someone from the back is using is hand to cover the mouth of costa to pull him away. British press, shame on you! you are now becoming paranoid of costa.

  8. roy

    May 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    clearly no bite forthcoming-someone has pushed his hands into his face, cannot say the same thing for Lamela and Walker maybe Rose was unintentional

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