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Suspended Vardy wears one of 30,000 Vardy masks (video)

Leicester City v Everton  - Premier League

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Paper masks of Leicester’s Jamie Vardy are laid out for the fans prior to kickoff during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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As Leicester City and Everton tangle at King Power Stadium, the hosts are honoring their suspended star striker.

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Jamie Vardy is unavailable for selection thanks to a red card against Stoke City. The Englishman went into Mame Biram Diouf with a two-footed challenge and will miss three matches.

Leicester appealed the suspension unsuccessfully, and Football Association chairman Greg Clarke is attending the match on Monday. That gesture makes the mask gesture especially cheeky.

Supporters won’t mind the souvenir, and we’re sure Vardy will find it amusing as well. Vardy will miss matches against West Ham and Middlesbrough as well, returning for an FA Cup match against Everton.

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