With Jamie Vardy receiving a straight red card for Leicester City as Wolverhampton Wanderers faced them this weekend at the King Power Stadium, the England man certainly came in for criticism for the wild tackle he put in on Matt Doherty.
Doherty didn’t have a great day as he found the back of the net for them with an unfortunate own goal that he arguably knew nothing about and Vardy’s 66th minute straight red card also saw him quickly substituted following the challenge.
A 2-0 defeat leaves us searching for our first three points of the year as we continue adjusting to the Premier League but the game gave Wolves plenty of positives that we could take and plenty will think we didn’t get what our efforts deserved, but again that’s a lesson to be learned for the future.
Joe.co.uk were one of a number of outlets to report that Vardy was quick to head for our dressing room following his sending from the pitch to apologise for the tackle direct to Doherty.
“I’m fine, I’ve just got some stud marks. My leg wasn’t planted which was beneficial to me. I’m fine. I think if my leg was planted it would have been worse but a split-second before, I could see it coming, so I kind of rolled with it. He still caught me but I’m okay. To be fair he knocked and looked in and asked if everything was alright. I said it was fine so there were no hard feelings. He said his apologies, so I’m fine with that.”
I’m sure it happens often and isn’t picked up by the press when it comes to apologies, but fair play to Doherty and fair play to Vardy here from me. Football’s a contact game and I guess in our own way we’ve all been there where one second late meant we put in an absolute howler when we were more youthful but nowt wrong with apologising when it’s due and nowt wrong with acknowledging the apology either.