Everton player says Diego Costa didn't bite him

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (2nd R) and Everton's English midfielder Gareth Barry clash in the incident leading to Costa's second yellow card during the English FA cup quarter-final football match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on March 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 549944284








In a truly bizarre incident following a tough tackle by Everton’s Gareth Barry on Chelsea’s Diego Costa, the Blues striker appeared to bite Barry on the neck, which resulted in a red card.

We were about 30 seconds from an Outside the Lines special investigating “Soccer’s biting problem” (thanks, Luis Suarez!) before Barry came to the rescue and confirmed he had not been bitten by Costa.

Finally a win for Chelsea, which is in the midst of a horrible title defense. The club’s 2-0 loss in the F.A. Cup quarters ends any chance of Chelsea finishing the season with a trophy. Barry’s reveal just might be the highlight of the season for the team.


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