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VIDEO: Vardy sent off for lunging tackle. Did he deserve a red?

After losing the ball, Leicester City's Jamie Vardy lunges into Stoke City's Mame Diouf with a two-footed tackle and is given a red card for his challenge.

Last Saturday Jamie Vardy scored a hat trick as Leicester City beat Manchester City.

This Saturday was shown a straight red card in Leicester’s game at Stoke on Saturday.

Vardy, 29, launched into a lunging tackle with both feet off the ground as he caught the ball but Mame Biram Diouf too.

In fairness to Vardy, he was pushed off balance by Glen Johnson just as he was about to make the tackle. However, with both his feet off the ground and taking into account recent incidents involving Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo for similar challenges, referees have obviously been asked to keep an eye on these kind of tackles.

After not sending off Rojo in midweek, Craig Pawson didn’t hesitate in showing a red card.

Take a look at the video above to see what you thought of the challenge.

Did Vardy deserve a red card?

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