As reported yesterday, Jamie Vardy is likely to face more than just a one-game ban for a red card he picked up in Leicester City’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
Vardy has officially been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association and faces a ban for additional games. In addition, Leicester City have also been charged with failing to control their players during the 83rd minute after a penalty was awarded to West Ham. The parties have until Thursday to respond to the charges.
Though the FA did not address the specifics of the charges, the charges come on the heels of Vardy allegedly calling referee Jonathan Moss a “f*****g c**t” and poking the official in the chest after receiving a controversial second yellow card for diving – which earned the ejection.
“Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour following his second-half dismissal against West Ham United on Sunday 17 April 2016,” the FA statement said.
“Leicester have also been charged for failing to control their players following the awarding of an 83rd-minute penalty to West Ham.
“Both the player and the club have until 6pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 to reply to their charge.”
Vardy has 22 goals this season, tied with Harry Kane for the league lead. Earlier this season he broke the Premier League record for consecutive games with a goal after scoring in 11 consecutive matches.
The ban could not possibly come at a worse time for Leicester City, who need eight points to clinch the title with Tottenham Hotspur hot on their tail and a brutal four game stretch against Swansea City, Man United, Everton and Chelsea in hopes of pulling off the win.