Neville and more: Twitter reacts after Arsenal star Gabriel sees red card

Gary Lineker and Gary Neville react to Gabriel Paulista's sending off at Stamford Bridge

Gabriel Paulista was sent off for a petulant kick out at Diego Costa in the first half at Stamford Bridge.

The controversial Chelsea striker initially clashed with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny before he became embroiled in a dispute with the Frenchman’s centre-half partner.

With the incident seemingly over, Gabriel retaliated to Costa’s wind-up tactics and kicked out at the Spain international, which prompted referee Mike Dean to issue a straight red.

The sending off unsurprisingly provided a big talking point on Twitter, and here is a selection of the best social media reaction from the professionals, past and present, to the red card.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville can’t resist a cheeky response to Piers Morgan’s hasty tweet:

We don’t want to know, Gary:

Retired Liverpool striker Michael Owen sympathises with Arsenal:

Former Everton and Liverpool striker Don Hutchinson knows what treatment Costa would be getting from some of his old team-mates in the second half:

Arsenal legend Bob Wilson isn’t happy:

Finally, former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour is hoping Costa sees red after half-time:

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