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Watching Match of the Day 2 I noticed referee Mike Dean’s odd reaction to striker Louis Saha’s goal. I have to say if I didn’t know better it appears as though he wants the ball to go in after it deflects off Thomas Vermaelen!
Many would argue that the rather experienced Mike Dean looked as happy as though he received a fortuna promo code going into the fixture against the Gunners, as his perceived celebration did little to save his “impartial” job description.
Click on the video below to play the short clip and keep an eye on Mike Dean towards the right side of the frame:
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He seems to react much like the Tottenham Hotspurs fans did or should I say like some that just got a Ladbrokes promo code — jumping up excitedly as the ball loops off Vermaelen before urging the ball in with his hands as it trickles towards the line. Then he appears to start a little ‘Mr Bean-like’ celebratory jig (watch his right leg) before remembering he’s supposed to be impartial and composing himself.
This is not the first time the referee has been accused of ruling against in favour of Arsenal, or better yet ruling more in favour of the Tottenham Hotspur fans, with neutrals also perceiving his bias nature, especially against the Gunners vs other teams in the Premier League .
This is not to say Mike Dean has not been perceived by many as a Tottenham Hotspur fan and supporter.
Maybe this explains why he gave Spurs a penalty after that blatant dive by the cheating tosspot Gareth Bale.
Joking aside, I’m not really questioning Dean’s impartiality. He probably got caught up in the excitement of the moment, but it does look funny. I’ve never seen a ref so animated as a goal goes in!
I will be posting more serious thoughts on the match much later on today. But for now, I would really like to know your thoughts and opinion on this issue in the comment section below.
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