Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been charged by the Football Association (FA) with improper conduct for his behaviour in the aftermath of his sending off against West Ham United on 17 April. The in-form goalscorer was handed a second yellow by referee Jon Moss after tangling with Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna and falling down theatrically inside the penalty area.
Vardy, 29, subsequently refused to leave the field of play and instead became embroiled in a heated confrontation with Moss. The England star is alleged to have sworn at the official – who was a central figure in the 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium – and was seen by TV cameras angrily pointing in Moss' direction.
Having been charged by the FA, Vardy will face an independent three-person committee, who could extend extend his mandatory one-game ban if the charge is proven. Vardy will definitely miss the Foxes' home game against Swansea City on Sunday (24 April).
Meanwhile, Leicester have also been charged with failing to control their players following a penalty awarded to the Hammers during an incident-packed second half. Vardy and Leicester have until 18:00 BST on Thursday (21 April) to reply to their charges.