Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has rapped Yohan Benalouane as “reckless”.
And the Foxes ‘ new permanent boss says the Tunisian defender will not play for him again unless he curbs his hot-head tendencies.
Centre-back Benalouane made 15 appearances in the second half of last season, amid injuries and suspensions to first-choice duo Wes Morgan and Robert Huth.
That included playing in both legs of Leicester’s 2-1 aggregate loss to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.
But he received five cautions in the final nine of those matches — and Shakespeare was force to sub him early in Tuesday’s 2–1 pre-season loss at Championship side Burton.
Shakespeare hauled the 30-year-old off in the second half following a wild tackle on Albion’s Stephen Warnock.
“It was a reckless and would have been a red card,” he said.
“My decision was to take him off, sit him down, show him that — because he has got to learn from that. If he doesn’t, he won’t be involved.
“I was bringing him off for that tackle. Normally he would have got a red card. He has got that in his game. If he doesn’t get rid of it, he won’t play.”