Leicester City midfielder James Maddison apologises for diving and red card in draw at Brighton

Leicester midfielder James Maddison is shown his first yellow card at the Amex. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Leicester midfielder James Maddison is shown his first yellow card at the Amex. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Leicester midfielder James Maddison has apologised after being sent off for diving in the Foxes' 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday.

Maddison was shown a second yellow card by referee Chris Kavanagh when he theatrically went to ground under a Shane Duffy challenge in the penalty area after 28 minutes.


Leicester were 1-0 down at the time but fought back to earn a point through Jamie Vardy's 79th minute penalty.


Maddison wrote on Instagram last night: "Apologies to everyone for what happened today.


"Nobody wants to see diving in our beautiful game. I was anticipating contact that never came, but that’s no excuse.


"It’s a mistake and I will learn from it. Lads showed fantastic fight and determination to get us back in the game and go home with a more than deserved point."

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