(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.
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.
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Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis