Diego Costa reportedly insulted referee's mother to earn red card in Barcelona defeat

Diego Costa reportedly insulted referee's mother to earn red card in Barcelona defeat

- Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 to stretch their lead at the summit of La Liga log

- Diego Costa was sent off in the 28th minute after insulting the referee

- It is claimed the Spaniard could incur further punishment if found guilty of abusive language

Atletico Madrid had to play a man less for the better part of their fixture against Barcelona played on Saturday, April 6, at Camp Nou.

This was after Diego Costa was sent off in the 28th minute of the cracker after reportedly insulting the referee's mother.

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According to a UK Metro report citing sources in Spain, the former Chelsea forward used a common Spanish abusive language that roughly translates to: "Son of a b***h."

The behaviour saw Costa receive a straight red card and had to be restrained by his team-mates, with international colleague Gerard Pique helping the striker off the pitch.

Moments before the incident, a free-kick was handed against Costa after he was adjudged to have fouled Barcelona's Arthur.

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The decision left the striker furious, sprinting immediately towards the match official to scream in his face, with the game brought to a hold.

Meanwhile, Costa, who created just a chance before his sending off could incur further punishment if found guilty of using abusive language.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Saturday, April 6, in a top of-the-table La Liga clash at Camp Nou as Enersto Valverde's side edge closer to the title.

The first real chance of the half fell to Barcelona in the 14th minute after a perfect through ball Lionel Messi found Jordi Alba whose lovely first touch kept him face to face with Jan Oblak.

The Spaniard applied the easiest of the finishes and thought he had scored, only for the ball to hit the upright and back into the hands of the Slovenian keeper.

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