“How on earth is that a red card”: Jack Grealish Express Angst At Tomas Soucek’s Red Card: Mike Dean decided to take centrestage once again with a horrid call
For a league that claims to be the most gargantuan footballing league on the global stage, the Premier League sure does posses a bevy of horrendous referees.
It’s been a predicament which has riddled the league for ages, a plight which was set to improve with the introduction of VAR. However, if anything, the advent of the technology has only made matters more ugly with the same set of referees now having a means to justify their inadequacies.
Fraught with sordid calls all season, the ongoing season of the Premier League has witnessed some of the worst bits of decision making. And spearheading the pile of such callous calls is the duo of Lee Mason and Mike Dean.
The two decided to move in unison on Saturday as well, intertwining their empty heads to emanate a howler of a decision. The incident took place during Fulham and West Ham’s showdown with Mike Dean deciding to give Tomas Soucek his marching orders.
Despite their being no intent by Soucek and Mitrovic pleading the West Ham midfielder’s innocence as well, Mike Dean decided to once again take all the limelight. Despite watching the set of events 11 times on repeat, the flabbergasting referee decided to dish out a red card for Soucek.
Grealish Left Puzzled With Dean’s Decision
The decision left the entire fraternity in ire with many coming out to publicly slate Dean and his complete ineptness as a referee. Joining the lengthy pile of names who smeared the referee’s decision was Jack Grealish with him taking to Twitter to write: “How on earth is that a red card”.
😂😂😂😂😂… How on earth is that a red card 🙈 https://t.co/MRNzLj6ldy
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) February 6, 2021
“I’m embarrassed for the people in VAR and the referees who have made that decision,” West Ham manager, David Moyes said after the decision.
“The two gentlemen involved, Mike Dean and Lee Mason, are far better referees than that and have been far better referees.
“I’m amazed they hadn’t seen that as anything other than an accident. What can I say? It’s completely accidental, no malice. He tried to keep him away but catches him accidentally.”
“No, because I think both are good referees and have been throughout their careers,” Moyes said when asked if the refereeing duo should work together.
“That worries me even more that they’ve made that decision tonight. I’m amazed they’ve even sent them to look at it.
“Even more amazed that Mike chose to do something with it. What can we do? I don’t think anyone in football or football management are convinced by the rulings we’re involved in.”