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Jamie Vardy could face further ban after accepting FA charge

By Staff Reporter

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has accepted a Football Association charge of improper conduct.

It means the England forward could be hit with a further ban to damage the Premier League leaders’ title bid.

He was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for diving in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham and the charge relates to his reaction to the decision.

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Vardy responded furiously, pointing and shouting in the face of referee Jonathan Moss before leaving the pitch following his tangle with Angelo Ogbonna.

He is suspended for Sunday’s visit of Swansea with the Foxes five points clear at the top of the table with four games left and Leicester face the possibility of losing the 29-year-old for longer if his behaviour is deemed worthy of further punishment.

The FA also charged Leicester for failing to control their players after the award of the Hammers’ 83rd-minute penalty.

The club have accepted that charge too, and said in a statement: “Leicester City has accepted a Football Association charge of failing to control its players during the Premier League fixture against West Ham United on 17 April.

“Furthermore, Jamie Vardy has accepted a charge of improper conduct, but has requested a personal hearing.”

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