Pearson reveals half-time dismissal


Leicester manager Nigel Pearson revealed he watched the second half of his side's 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough from the stands because he was sent there by the referee at half-time.

Pearson alleged the referee barged into Leicester's dressing room as he was talking to his players. When he emerged, he was told by the fourth official that he had been sent off for what he had said to official Gavin Ward. Pearson was furious following the incident and has vowed to challenge any action the Football Association might take.

"I don't know what really happened," said Pearson. "I was talking to my players and giving them instructions for the second half when I was rudely interrupted. I didn't see who it was that barged into my dressing room but I told them to get out - and that may be a euphemism for what I actually said."

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