Football Funnies: Chelsea striker Diego Costa pockets two pound coin flung at him

Chelsea forward Diego Costa celebrating after having a hand in his side's second goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final at Wembley on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Chelsea forward Diego Costa celebrating after having a hand in his side's second goal against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final at Wembley on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - With his abrasive on-field antics, Diego Costa isn't the most popular of forwards in the Barclays Premier League. 

But the Chelsea man became a darling on social media after he was widely praised for the way he dealt with a coin-throwing supporter during his club's League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday. 

Rather than kick up a fuss or overreact like he usually does against opponents, Costa was seen picking up the offending two pound coin and pocketing it instead. 

Top drawer stuff from the 26-year-old Spanish striker, who was instrumental in the Blues' 2-0 win. It was his shot in the 56th minute that deflected off Spurs right-back Kyle Walker and into the net, securing his side's second goal and the trophy. 

Any guesses on what he spent the bonus spare change on? 

mklee@sph.com.sg