ESPN Brazil publish clearest view so far of Gabriel Paulista kick on Diego Costa

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Its not just in England, due to the big game between Chelsea and Arsenal on Saturday, that the sending off of Gabriel Paulista is still being discussed.

As Chelsea and Diego Costa waits to hear about a possible ban for the coming games, in Brazil they have also been pouring over the incident.

Gabriel Paulista has recently emerged in the Brazil national team squad under Dunga, with Thiago Silva now out of favour and the Arsenal centre back more high profile than ever.

Meanwhile, Diego Costa always looks set to be big news in Brazil after spurning the country of his birth to play for Spain at international level.

ESPN Brazil had pitch level cameras at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and showed that Gabriel does indeed kick out at Costa.

The exact moment is at 0.24 on this video and has been leapt upon by some Chelsea fans as proof that Gabriel did deserve a straight red card just seconds after he was booked.

In truth, it simply shows the naïveté of Gabriel Paulista, especially as he has had previous with Diego Costa…

A couple of screenshots of the incident from pitch level are above and below. It appears the video linked above will work from all locations.

Arsenal fans will still be fuming we suspect!

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