'Absolute scenes; Oh lordy' – Some Leeds fans think the Man City clash has just got even tastier
Leeds United welcome Man City to Elland Road on Saturday in a game that won’t need any help to be box office.
However, it might just get it after the Premier League announced the list of officials for this weekend’s games. The man heading to Elland Road? Mike Dean.
Dean makes the headlines an awful lot for a referee and was in amongst it again in the game between West Brom and Everton in gameweek two.
He sent off West Brom manager Slaven Bilic after the Croatian went looking for answers to some first-half decisions.
Following this, Dean came in for criticism from many pundits, although none were more outspoken than former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor.
He said on talkSPORT, “Mike Dean is the most arrogant fool you will ever see… in not just refereeing but in life itself. I’ve never met anyone like him.”
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Leeds fans might be fearing the worst but they needn’t worry too much. The only fans that seem to dislike him more are Man City fans.
Ffs mike dean💀 https://t.co/KdEcBAEOjY
— Kun Agüero 🇲🇾🇵🇸 (@AmirLancelot) September 29, 2020
Mike Dean is one of the worst referees I ever saw in any league in the last 5-10 years. Blatant, obvious mistakes. Obvious favoritism to keep assigning such disaster in top tier football matches.
— pulex_irritans (@mint_rubber) September 29, 2020
One Leeds fans said that Dean would be so annoyed at all the Bielsa/Guardiola talk, that he’ll go “out of his way to make it all about him!”
Another said, “oh lordy. Welcome to the Mike Dean show…”, while another said he would be “box office”.
A prediction from another Leeds supporter was for “four red cards and 16 smug grins at the camera from Dean.”
One thing we can safely predict… It’s going to be an entertaining game and we certainly wouldn’t mind a couple of penalties from the Deanmeister…
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans.
@TheSquareBall @TSSLUFC mike dean will be so pissed off with the bielsa/pep talk, he’ll go out of his way to make it all about him! https://t.co/6ghXQ0PsSO
— andrew potts (@andrewp70659973) September 29, 2020
Mike Dean as ref on Saturday he's gonna be box office 😂
— Armo☀️🌙 🏆 (@Jordan_Armo) September 29, 2020
Oh Lordy. Welcome to the Mike Dean show……
— MarkforeverLeeds (@MarkLawrence88) September 29, 2020
Mike Dean referee v Manchester City?, I'm going 4 penalties each and 16 smug grins at the camera from Dean. #LUFC
— David Haines (@SkyDaveLeeds) September 29, 2020
Is it just me, or do we tend to lose a lot more than simple chance would suggest when Mike Dean is reffing us?
— Space Man Dave (@IndigoOffspring) September 29, 2020
Leeds v Manchester City was going to be entertaining enough and now they throw MIKE DEAN in as the referee. Oh baby. pic.twitter.com/94xCUV2Amf
— Tom Carnduff (@TomC_22) September 29, 2020
Mike Dean ref for Saturday !!!!!!
— JT1919 (@JohnmjtJt1919) September 29, 2020
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