Kasper Schmeichel stopped Claudio Ranieri from getting to the ref after Stoke 2 – Leicester 2 (Video)

Claudio Ranieri loses it with the ref
Claudio Ranieri loses it with the ref

Claudio Ranieri loses it

This never happens.

Italian boss Claudio Ranieri lost it with referee Craig Pawson on Saturday night after the 2-2 draw away at Stoke.

The match descended into controversy in the first half when Jamie Vardy was sent off in a questionable decision.

The Foxes striker was adjudged to have committed a two footed challenge on Mame Biram Diouf, however Vardy made contact with the ball.

Vardy will now miss three matches for the Foxes.

The goals in the game

Stoke were on course for maximum points when Bojan Krkic opened from the penalty spot in the first half, and Joe Allen doubled the lead in the second period.

But the reigning champs hit back.

Jose Leonardo Ulloa halved the deficit with 15 minutes left on the clock, while Daniel Amartey scored in the final stages to complete the comeback.

Kasper Schmeichel holds back Ranieri
Kasper Schmeichel holds back Ranieri

Tempers after full time

When the game ended, Ranieri headed straight for referee Pawson.

The usually placid coach needed to be kept away from the official by Kasper Schmeichel.

Watch the footage below.