May 8, 2018 / 6:03 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer: Leicester's Albrighton banned for two matches after accepting charge - FA

(Reuters) - Marc Albrighton will be suspended for Leicester City’s final two matches of the Premier League season after he accepted a misconduct charge, the English Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City vs Swansea City - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - February 3, 2018 Leicester City's Marc Albrighton reacts to their goal being ruled out for offside REUTERS/Darren Staples

The 28-year-old midfielder appeared to direct abusive language towards referee Mike Dean after he was shown a straight red card in Leicester’s 5-0 league defeat at Crystal Palace last month.

The FA said Albrighton had also been fined 25,000 pounds ($33,877) following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Tuesday.

Albrighton will miss Leicester’s home league match against Arsenal on Wednesday, as well as a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

($1 = 0.7380 pounds)

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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