Danny Drinkwater accused of swearing at referee Michael Oliver

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Another week, another Leicester sending off. 

This time it was Danny Drinkwater who received his marching orders from referee Michael Oliver in the final minutes of Leicester's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Last month, striker Jamie Vardy was sent off following a second yellow card for diving in the Foxes' 2-2 draw against West Ham, and was handed an extended two-match ban for verbally abusing referee Jon Moss.

The England international was watching on from the stands as Drinkwater was handed his marching orders for a foul on the edge of the area on Memphis Depay late on.

While on the surface it appeared as though the midfielder had managed to keep his decorum unlike Vardy, reports have emerged that could land him in hot water.

Football365 editor Daniel Storey tweeted out in the aftermath of the game that Drinkwater had indeed verbally abused Michael Oliver after being sent off. 

Warning: those offended by swearing should look away now.

He wrote: "Danny Drinkwater has called Michael Oliver a "cunt" up in his face. We'll find out whether it was the "fucking" part that cost Jamie Vardy."

There were also plenty on Twitter claiming to have witnessed the same, although the video of the incident appears to be inconclusive. One fan wrote: "Drinkwater calls the ref a ****. When will the FA clamp down on that?", while another added: True Leicester colours coming through as Drinkwater calls ref a ****, nice lads him and Vardy

If the claim does turn out to be true, Drinkwater could face a similar ban to the one handed down to Vardy.

As it stands he will miss Leicester's next game against Everton, but there's a chance that the FA take action and rule him out of the season finale against Chelsea.

Today's result means that Claudio Ranieri's side are eight points clear at the top having played a game more than nearest rivals Tottenham.

If Spurs were to slip up against Chelsea in their match at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night, the title would belong to Leicester.

How long should Drinkwater be banned for after his red card?

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