Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has accepted the improper conduct charge handed down by the Football Association after a confrontation with referee Jon Moss in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Sunday.
The 29-year-old was giving his marching orders in the 56th minute after Moss had shown him a second yellow card for diving when he tangled with West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna.
Jamie Vardy Accepts Improper Conduct Charge
Vardy has now admitted the charge and has requested a personal hearing, but the striker could now be given an additional suspension to his current one-match ban by the FA.
Leicester have also accepted a charge of failing to control their players which will mean the Premier League leaders will receive a fine.
Vardy will miss the home fixture against Swansea City this Saturday but he could also be out for the visit to Manchester United on May 1st.
It will be a big blow to Claudio Ranieri’s side to lose their talisman – who has hit 22 goals this season – in the vital run in towards the end of the season with Leicester sitting top of the Premier League, five points clear of second place Tottenham Hotspur who thumped Stoke City 4-0 on Monday night at the Britannia Stadium.
Both Leicester and Tottenham dominated the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year with Vardy, N’Golo Kanté and Riyad Mahrez representing the Foxes, while Spurs had Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the team.
Leicester need eight points from their final four matches to win the Premier League title. After the home fixture of Swansea and the visit to Manchester United, the Ranieri’s side entertain Everton at the King Power Stadium before finishing the season at last season’s champions Chelsea.
Main Photo: SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)