Leicester City handed out roughly 30,000 Jamie Vardy masks in their home game against Everton on Boxing Day.

The masks were left on supporters’ seats before kick-off, with the motive said to be in protest of Vardy’s three-match ban after he was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Mame Biram Diouf against Stoke on October 17th.

The Foxes striker missed Monday’s game against Everton, a New Year’s Eve meeting with West Ham and a trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 2nd.

Leicester originally appealed the ban, only for the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing to reject their request.

The Foxes were confident that the ban would be overturned, prompting the 30,000 mask protest  when the rejected appeal filtered through.

Srivaddhanaprabha added fuel to the fire by claiming the decision was ‘unfair’, although it’s unlikely that the appeals committee will be sympathetic after Monday’s protest.

The Thai owner admitted his disappointment on his Instagram page, with the Daily Mail quoting him as saying: “I am so sorry for the unfair judgement of referee to Vardy and more sorry that our appeal was rejected. This kind of judgement distort the charming of English Premier.

“I spend a lot of time and effort to make my beloved LCFC a success, but this incident made me feel dispirit from football.

“Anyway, we move on now and it’s time that we need to be unity together and cheer up (louder than before) to our team no matter what happen, we are fearless and never quit!”

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