Mike Dean had reportedly requested to be excused from responsibility subsequent weekend.© AFP
Premier League referee Mike Dean has alerted police after his household acquired dying threats following two controversial crimson playing cards he issued over the previous week. Dean was criticised for sending off Southampton defender Jan Bednarek towards Manchester United final Tuesday and West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek in Saturday’s match at Fulham. Each choices have now been overturned on enchantment. Reviews mentioned Dean had requested to be excused from responsibility subsequent weekend though it’s understood he’ll referee Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round match between Leicester and Brighton.
Mike Riley, managing director of Skilled Recreation Match Officers Restricted (PGMOL), supported Dean’s choice to inform the police.
“Threats and abuse of this nature are completely unacceptable and we totally assist Mike’s choice to report these messages his household acquired to the police,” he mentioned.
“No person ought to be sufferer of abhorrent messages like this. On-line abuse is unacceptable in any stroll of life and extra must be accomplished to sort out the issue.”
Bednarek was despatched off for a problem on Anthony Martial in Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Saints, with Dean sticking along with his preliminary choice after being invited to test the pitchside monitor at Outdated Trafford.
Dean despatched off Czech midfielder Soucek for catching Aleksandar Mitrovic along with his elbow accidentally in Saturday’s goalless draw.
Dean checked the replays on the pitchside monitor after consulting VAR and determined the incident merited a straight crimson.
West Ham boss David Moyes mentioned he was “dissatisfied with soccer on the whole” after the incident involving Soucek.
Moyes was unimpressed by Mitrovic’s response — the Serbia striker went down clutching his face — however mentioned the referees wanted to be stronger of their decision-making.
“Each footballer has a duty to do the proper factor however the officers are giving the gamers duty to achieve success by their actions,” he mentioned on Monday.
“The one individuals who can cease it are the officers. No-one else can change it. If gamers are going to do that, it wants to alter.”
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