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Why does Diego Costa’s latest Instagram post have over 1.7 million comments?

Chelsea striker has been bombarded with comments on his latest social media post

What do Diego Costa and Selena Gomez have in common?

Not much, actually, but they’re both popular on Instagram apparently.



The Chelsea striker has become the subject of a bizarre social media trend over the last few days, with his latest Instagram post attracting a record amount of comments – almost all of which are urging him to join Besiktas.

Yeah, strange huh?

A fairly uninspiring post of Costa and his friend Petros Araujo  – a Brazilian midfielder who has joined Sao Paulo from Real Betis last month – has received over 1.7 comments and counting as of Saturday morning, with the majority of them simply featuring the words “Come to Besiktas.”

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Com meu Parceiro @petrosaraujo 🤙🏽!!

A post shared by Diego Costa (@diego.costa) on

And according to medium.com, the post gazumps last year’s most commented post on Instagram of 2016, which was of that singer Selena Gomez.

The August post of Gomez attracted a measly 1.1 million comments, meaning Costa is significantly more popular.

Who’d of thought it?

Costa is seemingly on his way out of Chelsea this summer

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Costa is seemingly on his way out of Chelsea this summer

Even the most hardened transfer gossip gurus have yet to link Costa with a move to the Turkish side – with a move to the player’s former club Atletico Madrid more likely to happen.

But you’ve got to admire the effort from the Besiktas fans.

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