London: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has accepted the improper conduct charge leveled against him, following his angry reaction after being send-off during the Premier League clash against West Ham.
Vardy had shouted angrily at match referee Jonathan Moss after he was shown a red card for diving in an unsuccessful attempt to win a penalty in the second half of Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.
In addition to an automatic one-match suspension for the second booking, the England International is facing the prospect of an extended suspension.
The 29-year-old, however, requested a personal hearing in order to explain his stance and to avoid an extended ban against him, the Guardian reported.
Vardy, who is likely to appear before a three-member independent disciplinary commission, would be required to explain the reason behind his actions and has to convince the panel why his action do not require another suspension on top of his mandatory ban.
Offering his support to Vardy, England manager Roy Hodgson said the former had became the victim of injustice and insisted that the footballer should not be scolded for his human reaction.
Vardy, who has scored 22 league goals this season in addition to providing six assists, will miss the game against Swansea City at home ground on Sunday.