Leicester City have decided to appeal Jamie Vardy’s red card that he picked up in their 2-2 draw with Stoke City on Saturday, per BBC.
Vardy received a red card in the 28th minutes following a two-footed challenge on Mame Diouf. Despite winning the ball Vardy jumped and made the tackle with two feet and did make contact with the Stoke forwards legs.
Referee Craig Pawson thought the challenge was worthy of a red card but didn’t send Manchester United’s Marcus Rojo off for a similar incident in midweek. This is Vardy’s second red card of the season.
The Englishman will receive a three-game ban and miss fixtures against Everton, West Ham, and Middlesbrough if the decision isn’t changed.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said after the game: “He wants to challenge and get the ball, not make a foul.
“There was a big challenge between Johnson and Vardy. He touched the ball. Maybe it was yellow.”
Stoke manager Mark Hughes said to BBC: “It was a two-footed challenge. The lad left the floor and I don’t know what Leicester are complaining about. From my point of view it was clear.”
The Foxes came from 2-0 behind to earn a point with goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey.