Leicester's Marc Albrighton charged by FA for reaction to sending off vs Crystal Palace
Last Updated: 01/05/18 5:24pm
Leicester winger Marc Albrighton has been charged with misconduct by the FA following his sending off at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The charge relates to Albrighton's behaviour towards referee Mike Dean following his dismissal. He has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
Albrighton was dismissed during the second half at Selhurst Park with Leicester trailing 2-0 and they ended up suffering a 5-0 defeat.
Dean showed a red card after Albrighton had tussled with Palace forward Wilfried Zaha as they chased a through ball and the Leicester man was clearly frustrated by the decision.
The 28-year-old is suspended for Saturday's clash with West Ham and may now face further punishment.
Leicester manager Claude Puel said after Saturday's game that he could understand Albrighton's disappointment.
"I think it's not a red card, because it's a battle between two players," said Puel.
"The opponent also takes the shirt and pulls the arm of Albrighton.
"It's a duel and, after we've seen the replay, it's harsh."
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