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07th Nov 2015

Obscene gesture could force fantasy football players to replace in-form Jamie Vardy

He's not perfect

Darragh Murphy

Wait until the FA get wind of this.

You’d expect an almost certain charge to be levelled at high-flying Leicester striker Jamie Vardy for this obscene gesture to a linesman during his side’s 2-1 victory over Watford on Saturday.

Vardy aggressively stuck his middle finger up to an official who had flagged him offside and appeared to shout “f**k off!” in his direction.

The forward, who went on to score the decisive goal from the penalty spot, received no punishment from referee Roger East but you’d expect the FA to take a good, long look at the footage.

Jack Wilshere was hit with a two-match ban in late 2013 for showing his middle finger to Manchester City fans so the precedent has been set.

Fantasy football players will therefore be scrambling for a replacement for Vardy who had scored in his ninth consecutive Premier League game.