Tuesday 21 November 2017

Stoke City steward accuses Chelsea's Diego Costa of assault

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring his side's third goal and his hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring his side's third goal and his hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge

Tom Rooney

Stoke have confirmed that one of their stewards has made an allegation of assault against Chelsea's Diego Costa and reported the striker to the match officials following their game at the Britannia Stadium.

In the second half of Stoke's 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium, Costa , in what seemed a harmless  incident, walked to the touchline to retrieve the ball after it had gone out of play.

When the Spanish international crouched down to pick the ball up, it seemed that he made contact with a nearby the steward. Costa then made his way back to the pitch and play resumed.

However, steward in question is reported to have made a complaint to the police.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have dismissed the accusation as "utter nionsense."

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