Jamie Vardy will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after the Leicester strikerâ€™s claim for wrongful dismissal regarding his red card against Stoke City was rejected.
The striker was sent off during Saturdayâ€™s draw at the Bet365 Stadium for a challenge on Mame Biram Diouf, a decision that prompted his manager, Claudio Ranieri, to remonstrate with the referee, Craig Pawson, on the pitch at half-time.
The upholding of Vardyâ€™s ban means he will be unavailable for the games against Everton, West Ham United and Middlesbrough. He could return for the FA Cup tie with Everton on 7 January.
Vardy scored 24 league goals and was named the Football Writersâ€™ player of the year during Leicesterâ€™s title-winning campaign but has scored only five league goals this season.
From The Guardian
Jamie Vardy to serve three-match ban after red card appeal is rejected