Leicester fans threw drinks at Jon Moss after West Ham game

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Referee Jon Moss walked through a barrage of flying beverages as he left the field following Leicester City's 2-2 draw against West Ham on Sunday, according to The Times.

A number of controversial decisions left the home fans fuming at full-time and many took the chance to hurl objects at Moss as he made his way down the King Power Stadium tunnel.

The game had seen Jamie Vardy sent off for receiving two yellow cards, the second of which was issued for diving. Before his dismissal, Leicester had been leading the game 1-0 but soon found themselves 2-1 down after Andy Carrol and Adam Cresswell scored in the space of two minutes.


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A last-minute penalty conversion by Leonardo Ulloa salvaged a point for the Foxes, but Moss had already earned his place as public enemy No.1. Leicester have since been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players while Vardy has received a charge of improper conduct, but they may find another charge relating to their fans forthcoming.

Moss is believed to be ready to include the incidences in his match report and the FA will make a decision based on what is disclosed. It is also claimed that he suffered further abuse once in the tunnel with at least one Leicester player and another club official confronting him in an aggressive manner.

Angry Jamie

Vardy, who had scored Leicester's opener, faced Moss after receiving his red card, pointing his finger into his chest before finally making his way off the pitch. The FA are preparing to use TV footage as well as Moss's report to prove that Vardy's aggression overstepped the boundary of what is acceptable.

The England international will face a one-match ban for his red card, which will see him miss Leicester's next game against Swansea, but if found guilty of improper conduct, he could also miss the game against Manchester United.

Carroll charge

There could also be a charge for West Ham striker Carroll after he suggested that Moss may have been “trying to even it up” when he awarded Leicester a last-gasp penalty.

While the FA have not yet made a decision on the matter, they are believed to be studying Carroll's comments closely.

Uefa conference

Moss was put in charge of the high-profile match because the Premier League's most experienced officials were attending a Uefa refereeing course in France.  Martin Atkinson, Mark Clattenburg, Andre Marriner, Anthony Taylor and Craig Pawson were told attendance was mandatory and were given the weekend off as a result.

Moss is set to take charge of Arsenal's game against West Bromwich Albion on Thursday.

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