Jamie Vardy faces extended ban with Leicester striker's fate resting on referee report
Last Updated: 18/04/16 5:02pm
Jamie Vardy will be sweating on the referee's match report this week following his outburst to his red card at the weekend.
The Leicester striker scored the opener but was then sent off for diving in Sunday's dramatic 2-2 draw with West Ham.
Claudio Ranieri's Premier League table-toppers battled back to grab a precious point thanks to Leonardo Ulloa's last-gasp penalty at the King Power Stadium, but the game was overshadowed by a series of controversial calls by referee Jon Moss.
It was the decision by Moss to give Vardy his marching orders in the 56th minute that sparked such an angry response from the England forward and his club will be hoping the official now shows some leniency.
The Football Association is currently waiting on the report from Moss and if the official highlights Vardy's conduct then they may issue a general misconduct charge.
If charged, the 29-year-old will face an independent three-person committee and could face a further suspension if the charge is proven.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa was involved in a similar case last month when he received an additional one-match ban for his reluctance to leave the pitch following a red card in the FA Cup against Everton.
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The FA has until close of business on Tuesday to charge Vardy. However, it is unlikely the outcome will be heard for several days.
Vardy's one-match ban for the red card will be served on Sunday when Leicester play Swansea.
Dermot Gallagher, reviewing the incident in the Sky Sports News HQ studio during Ref Watch, said Vardy's punishment would depend on what he said to the referee and if it was offensive insulting or abusive.
The former Premier League referee said: "He could be facing down the barrel of a further charge. It happened quickly and he was angry, but we don't know what was said.
"Only Jon Moss knows that and that's what will follow through. Is it offensive? Is it insulting? Is it abusive? It all hinges on that."
Hammers striker Andy Carroll could also be in trouble with the authorities after accusing Moss of trying to amend for his earlier mistakes.
West Ham led 2-1 deep into injury time with Leicester's late penalty awarded after Carroll had brought down Jeffrey Schlupp.
Carroll said: "It's not acceptable. Week in, week out, we've had bad decisions. I think he's trying to even it up."
The FA will look at the full quotes in context and will then consider whether his comments questioned the integrity of the referee, or implied bias.
If they are not satisfied, it is likely they will write to Carroll for his observations before deciding on any potential charge. Normally a player would expect a warning or a fine, rather than any ban.