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Atletico Madrid condemns star forward Diego Costa for coughing at media

Atletico Madrid has condemned its striker Diego Costa for coughing on reporters after the Champions League win over Liverpool.In a video circulating on social media, Costa can be seen laughing and aiming coughs in the direction of reporters gathered in Anfield's mixed zone.The prank has drawn a mixed reaction but many have criticized the Spanish forward, including his club Ateltico."Obviously Diego's actions were unfortunate and the club condemns his action," Atletico told CNN in a statement."It's a pity that some people find it difficult to understand the significance of this crisis. The player has repented and apologized when he realized his mistake."READ: Real Madrid teams in quarantine as La Liga suspendedEarlier this week, Utah Jazz's All-star center Rudy Gobert was also on the receiving end of a public backlash after he jokingly touched all the microphones and recorders following a press conference.Gobert subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, while the NBA has postponed its season.In a public apology reRead More – Source