Jamie Vardy got sent off during Sunday's draw between Leicester City and West Ham. If you're a Spurs fan, that's good! But depending on what match official Jonathan Moss puts in his match report about Vardy's angry confrontation with him following his second yellow of the match, it could lead to further punishment from the FA. And that's even better!
Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri hails comeback but Vardy sweats over extended ban https://t.co/rTl3rzcjaS (Pic: AP) pic.twitter.com/nxqkawS0Fn— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) April 17, 2016
Vardy was sent off in the second half of Leicester's draw with West Ham after Moss adjudged that he had blatantly dived in order to try and win a penalty. Replays showed that it was quite clearly simulation, as Vardy had stepped into the path of Angelo Ogbonna and then fell over like he was shot. Vardy, extremely upset, reportedly jabbed his finger at Moss and called him a "f***ing c***" on his way off the pitch.
Some fairy tale, huh?
Due to the red card, Vardy will definitely miss Leicester's next match against Swansea, and if Moss' post-match report alleges that Vardy "verbally abused" him after the incident, he could miss one or more additional matches, pending a decision by the FA.
It's not clear yet if Moss did indeed put this into his match report, or, if that's the case, what kind of additional punishment the FA might impart.
Vardy has been vitally important to Leicester's ambitions this season, and while losing him for a home match against a mediocre Swansea side might not be the worst thing in the world, if the FA decides to dole out more punishment it could be significant. Spurs obviously need to keep winning to put the pressure on Leicester, but if the FA weighs in, this could force the door of Spurs' title hopes open just a little further.