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

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.

Sunday, 25th November 2018, 7:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:58 pm
Leicester midfielder James Maddison is shown his first yellow card at the Amex. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

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."