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'Insensitive' Referee Criticised As Leicester's Demari Gray Is Yellow-Carded

'Insensitive' Referee Criticised As Leicester's Demari Gray Is Yellow-Carded

A Premier League referee has come under criticism for his decision to book Leicester City's Demari Gray for removing his jersey after scoring a goal for his side in today's clash against Cardiff City.

Making the correct call by the book, the referee has been deemed to have shown "insensitivity" given that Gray's celebration revealed a message of support for their recently departed owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

A little under a week after the Thai businessman perished in a tragic helicopter crash, Gray's undershirt bore a simple message; "For Khun Vichai".

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An incredibly emotional moment for all the players involved, Gray was immediately flanked by his teammates.

Where many suspect the referee Lee Probert may have demonstrated some leniency given the impetus behind Gray's decision, viewers were amazed that no exception was made.

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There was a similar sense of disbelief in the Sky Sports studios. According to host Jeff Stelling, Probert's decision demonstrated an incredible lack of sensitivity, while pundit and former Liverpool player Phil Thompson bluntly instructed the referee to 'get a life.'

The second-half strike from Demari Gray gave Leicester City a 1-0 lead away to Cardiff City.

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