Diego Costa given further one-match ban and hefty fine following his Red Card vs. Everton

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been given an additional one-match ban following his red card offense vs. Everton in FA Cup quarter final this season. Adding to his one-game ban, Costa has been fined £20,000 and given warning over his future conduct.

Costa got his red card vs. Everton following his spat with Gareth Barry where the Spanish striker had even appeared to bite the English midfielder. However, Barry came out clarifying the biting claims and Costa got away with lesser punishment.

FA released a statement moments earlier which confirmed that Costa’s recent one-match ban will be effective right after his current ban ends.

The statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday (31 March 2016), Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been given a one-match suspension, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct.

“The forward admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card in The FA Cup Sixth Round tie on 12 March 2016 at Goodison Park.

“This suspension will follow immediately on the conclusion of the player’s current ban.”

Following his suspension, manager Guus Hiddink confirmed that Costa has not been given a warning from Chelsea board, rather they approve of striker’s will to play on the edge. Hiddink believes it brings out the best from Costa and it is a right by not trying to curb his natural instincts.

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