Over 50,000 Fans Sign Petition to Stop Mike Dean Refereeing Another Arsenal Game

Source: The Bleacher Report

Disgruntled Arsenal fans have created an online petition to prevent Mike Dean refereeing another game involving the club.

Jamie Cassar created the movement on change.org following the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday, and over 50,000 people have put their names forward to the Football Association.

The petition, titled ‘Prevent Mike Dean from refereeing another Arsenal game’,reads:

After many poor decisions that go against Arsenal when Mike Dean is refereeing the game, it is time that we get an inquiry to his ability to referee Arsenal games. Major incidents have occurred in recent and past games that show he is inept at refereeing at this level now.

The recent events at Chelsea V Arsenal (19/09/15) highlight this where two Arsenal players were dismissed while Diego Costa the opposition player made 4 straight red card incidents and was show one yellow card only.

Also the incident where Mike Dean celebrated for the opposition, when they scored a goal, this was in the Arsenal V Tottenham Hotspur fixture (26/02/2012).

Arsenal fans were riled by Dean at Stamford Bridge when he sent off both Gabriel and Santi Cazorla but failed to dismiss Diego Costa after a number of controversial incidents, per Jonny Singer of the Daily Mail. The striker could yet face retrospective punishment from the FA.