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Leicester protest against Vardy ban with 30,000 masks

The Foxes striker is serving a three-match suspension after his red card against Stoke City.

Jamie Vardy masks on the seats of the King Power Stadium.
Jamie Vardy masks on the seats of the King Power Stadium.
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LEICESTER CITY DISTRIBUTED 30,000 Jamie Vardy masks ahead of their game against Everton today in protest at the England striker’s three-game suspension.

Vardy was banned by the Football Association after being sent off for a two-footed challenge on Mame Biram Diouf during champions Leicester’s recent 2-2 draw at Stoke City.

Leicester had an appeal against the punishment rejected, which Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha described as “unfair”.

Pictures circulating on social media showed rows of Vardy masks placed on the blue seats at Leicester’s King Power Stadium ahead of their home game with Everton.

FA chairman Greg Clarke was due to attend the match.

Leicester go into the game 15th in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone.

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