09 Feb Premier League ref Mike Dean receives demise threats, asks to not be concerned in video games
Referee Mike Dean has requested to not be concerned in any Premier League video games this weekend after he was focused with on-line demise threats alongside members of his household.
The demise threats have been reported to the police and Dean remains to be set to referee the FA Cup tie between Leicester Metropolis and Brighton on Wednesday however will not be concerned within the weekend league video games.
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Dean and his household obtained the abuse after he handed a controversial crimson card to West Ham United’s Tomas Soucek throughout the 0-Zero draw with Fulham on Saturday.
“Threats and abuse of this nature are completely unacceptable and we absolutely help Mike’s resolution to report these messages his household obtained to the police,” Skilled Video games Match Officers Restricted (PGMOL) managing director Mike Riley mentioned.
“No one ought to be a sufferer of abhorrent messages like this. On-line abuse is unacceptable in any stroll of life and extra must be completed to sort out the issue.”
Dean reviewed the incident between Soucek and Aleksandar Mitrovic after the video assistant referee Lee Mason suggested him that the pair had collided. A assessment of the video confirmed Soucek catching Mitrovic along with his elbow in what gave the impression to be an accident.
Nevertheless, Dean determined to ship him off for violent conduct.
West Ham had been profitable of their enchantment of the crimson card and Soucek thanked followers for his or her help.
I’m glad my crimson card towards Fulham has been overturned. I’ve checked it, I’ve gone over 200 video games and not using a single crimson card. My total profession. I’m wanting ahead to serving to the team within the necessary video games this week! Thanks on your help!#westham #whu #COYI pic.twitter.com/wANFeAFmhf
— Tomáš Souček (@tomassoucek28) February 8, 2021
“I’m glad my crimson card towards Fulham has been overturned,” he said on Twitter.
“I’ve checked it, I’ve gone over 200 video games and not using a single crimson card. My total profession. I’m wanting ahead to serving to the team within the necessary video games this week! Thanks on your help!”
The incident with Soucek was the newest in quite a lot of controversial choices handed down by Mason and Dean, who are sometimes paired collectively for video games.
Final week, Southampton’s Jan Bednarek was despatched off towards Manchester United by Dean for infringing on a goal-scoring alternative however had the crimson card overturned two days later.
The pair additionally denied Southampton a penalty towards Aston Villa final weekend in one other controversial resolution.
The Instances is reporting that the PGMOL are contemplating separating the 2 referees for a brief spell.