Leicester’s Albrighton charged by FA over referee confrontation

Leicester’s Albrighton charged by FA over referee confrontation
Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton reacts to their goal being ruled out for offside. (REUTERS)

 

(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.

 

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.