Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct following his sending off against West Ham United in their 2-2 draw at the weekend, the Football Association said on Monday.
Premier League leaders Leicester have also been charged with failing to control their players after West Ham were awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, the FA added in a statement.
Vardy was shown a second yellow card early in the second half for simulation and confronted referee Jon Moss before leaving the field.
The sending off earned the 29-year-old England player an automatic one-match ban, ruling him out of Sunday`s home league clash with Swansea City, but that could be extended if he is found guilty of misconduct by an independent disciplinary panel.
Vardy is level with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur`s Harry Kane as the league`s leading scorer on 22 goals and has also been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.
He has been a key part of Leicester`s title charge this season as they look to seal a maiden top-flight crown.
They are eight points clear of Spurs, who play their game in hand at Stoke City later on Monday.
Both Leicester and Vardy have until 6 p.m. on Thursday to respond to the charges, the FA said.