14 Nov, 10:30
Arsenal fans took to social media on Monday to show their disapproval at the appointment of referee Mike Dean by the FA as the official to oversee their upcoming ‘North London derby’ match against Tottenham.
Dean has come to be considered a thorn in the side of the Gunners over the years and is known to be known a stern character, having already issued a whooping 29 yellow cards and a red card in the eight matches the Englishman has officiated this season.
Boss Arsene Wenger has also had unpleasant run-ins with Dean and is remembered to have gone on record to call the ref ‘naive’ after his club suffered a disheartening 2-0 defeat at the hands of eventual Premier League champions Chelsea in 2015.
Here are some of the reactions of Arsenal supporters on Twitter:
- How have we got Mike Dean for another North London Derby? Eurgh hate the bald idiot.
- Mike Dean is the referee in charge of the NLD. How much more proof do you need that the FA hates us?
- Mike Dean appointed to referee Arsenal x Tottenham this week. Here he is celebrating a Tottenham goal against Arsenal...