Tuesday 6 December 2016

Jamie Vardy facing extended ban over foul-mouthed tirade

John Percy

Published 18/04/2016 | 02:30

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri consoles Vardy. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri consoles Vardy. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Jamie Vardy could face possible action from the English Football Association after appearing to swear in the face of referee Jonathan Moss.

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Vardy is alleged to have shouted "you f****** c***" at Moss and jabbed his finger at the official following his controversial dismissal and may be the subject of an FA investigation.

The Leicester striker was given a second yellow card for simulation, after tangling with West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna in the penalty area, and then confronted Moss before he left the field.

Vardy could have his one-match ban extended if Moss includes the incident in his match report, but manager Claudio Ranieri defended the England international.

"Listen, I don't want to speak about referee, Vardy, the situation, you watched the situation better than me," he said. "I want to stay calm and speak about football. You are a journalist, you have to write what you see.

"He never dives. He's always good. Very fast and at this speed, if you touch even a little then (gestures with hand). But it's OK.

"I don't know (if it was a sending-off). From the bench it's very difficult to say sending-off, penalty, maybe you watch better than me on television.

"But of course I'm very sad. Not for the sending-off, but because he doesn't play in the next match." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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