Mike Dean is never far from the microscope and he found himself the centre of attention again as Nottingham Forest supporters berated him on Twitter after his refereeing display against Aston Villa.
The Wirral based referee has upset numerous football fans in his time in the game and has also caught the eye for his flamboyant displays on the pitch. It was Forest fans who this time took issue with his officiating, attacking the referee during and after the game.
They were excessively vocal in their displeasure for Dean, with one specific tweet claiming that he isn’t fit to take charge of a game as supporters were left in bewilderment that he referees Premier League fixtures on a regular basis.
A host of the reaction was focused upon how he likes to make the game all about himself with the Reds faithful failing to back down on their hatred for the 50-year-old.
Some labelled him clueless and shambolic, with one tweet directed specifically to the FA demanding he is never sent back to the City Ground again.
One fan also took issue with Dean refusing to send a Villa player off. Forest initially took the lead in the game as Jack Colback put them in front early on. However, the visitors hit back through a brace from John McGinn and a goal from Kortney Hause.
Here’s what Forest fans had to say about the much-maligned referee.
Mike Dean not fit to referee#NFFC #EFL
— Kevin Wakefield ⭐️⭐️ (@wackykw) March 13, 2019
Atrocious doesn’t cover it. #NFFC
— Jacob Staton (@vivajakers) March 13, 2019
That game was the Mike Dean show. #nffc
— Liam Statham (@Liamstatham) March 13, 2019
Shock horror another terrible ref at the city ground, Mike dean you truly are shambolic. How you got your job I will never know??♂️, villa are a good side, but way too soft. Refs need sorting out ASAP #nffc #NFFC #EFL #efl #FA #fa
— Thomas Crawford (@ThomaCrawford) March 13, 2019
Mike dean being very mike deanish tonight #nffc
— Jacob Lawrance (@b_jtl) March 13, 2019
How is mike dean a prem ref? Villa Player should’ve been sent off in the first half #nffc
— harryepton (@harryepton3) March 13, 2019
Mike Dean is utterly clueless. Sole ambition is to make himself the centre of attention. #nffc
— Sam Nightingale (@SamN_102) March 13, 2019