Diego Costa hit with ban after referee rant

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa (C R) talks with Spanish referee Gil Manzano prior to receiving a red card during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium.

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa (C R) talks with Spanish referee Gil Manzano prior to receiving a red card during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium.

AFP

MADRID - Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will miss the rest of the season after being handed an eight-match suspension by the Spanish Football Federation on Thursday.

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Costa was sent off in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday for directing a crude insult towards referee Gil Manzano. 

Manzano also reported that Costa had "grabbed" him by the arms during the incident.

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