John Obi Mikel produced priceless reaction when Diego Costa threw his bib
Diego Costa’s decision to chuck his bib in the direction of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have been petulant, childish and foolish – but it was also very amusing.
The striker couldn’t resist displaying his frustration after Mourinho made his second and final substitution in the closing stages of Sunday afternoon’s 0-0 draw against Tottenham and subsequently took off his bib and threw it towards the front row of the Chelsea bench.
Almost everyone on the Chelsea bench ignored it, but John Obi Mikel produced a priceless reaction which you might have missed at the weekend. The 28-year-old was seen giggling away and you can see the footage by scrolling down this page.
Mourinho played down the incident in his post-match press conference and was probably wise to do so.
“For me his behaviour is normal. A top player on the bench will not be happy,” the revered Portuguese coach was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “If he wants to hurt me it would not be with a bib. I have a good relationship with him.”