Leicester striker Jamie Vardy charged with improper conduct and faces increased ban
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 19/04/16 6:11am
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for his behaviour following his red card against West Ham on Sunday.
The sanction relates to his reaction following his second-half dismissal in the Foxes' 2-2 Premier League draw with the Hammers on Sunday.
Vardy opened the scoring in the first half but was shown a second yellow card early in the second for simulation and contested the decision with referee Jon Moss before leaving the field.
The 22-goal striker could miss more than Sunday's match with Swansea for title-chasing Leicester if he is found guilty of the charge.
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.
He was also handed a £20,000 fine and a warning as to his future conduct.
Leicester have also been charged with failing to control their players after Moss awarded the Hammers' an 83rd-minute penalty.
The FA is also studying comments from West Ham's Andy Carroll after the forward hit out at Moss following his decision to award Leicester a stoppage-time penalty.
Leonardo Ulloa scored to rescue a draw and extend Leicester's lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points, which Tottenham reduced to five with victory at Stoke on Monday Night Football.
Vardy and Leicester have until 6pm on Thursday April 21 to reply to the charges.