May 1, 2018 / 4:45 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer: Leicester's Albrighton charged by FA over referee confrontation

(Reuters) - Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for his conduct towards the referee after being sent off in last Saturday’s 5-0 Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace.

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

Albrighton was shown a straight red card in the second half at Selhurst Park after a poor challenge on Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Following his dismissal, the 28-year-old appeared to direct abusive language towards referee Mike Dean.

The FA said that Albrighton had until 1700 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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