In the world of football if controversy’s favourite children are referees, then Mike Dean is that kid who manages to piss off just about everybody and isn’t welcome anywhere. But even this lonely kid has found loyal friends amongst Tottenham fans if the latest are memes are to believed.
The FA has decided to temporarily demote the controversial referee to the Championship following many gaffes he’s been alleged to have made during some Premier League fixtures recently.
While celebrations for this decision were lead by (surprise, surprise!) Arsenal fans (who even famously petitioned the FA once seeking a ban on the referee from officiating their club’s games), rival White Hart Lane faithfuls wore gloomy (not really, though) looks on their faces, calling it “the darkest day in the club’s history”.
Check out the most hilarious takes of Spurs fans on Mike Dean’s demotion below-
— Tim’challa (@Timmymagic84) January 17, 2017
Terrible week to be a Tottenham fan – Mike dean got demoted, Jan vertonghen got injured and now Tom Carrolls been sold 😔
— Jayyy (@J_daviis) January 18, 2017
— Lennon (@lennonin) January 17, 2017
Mike Dean always played for the shirt. Sad to see him go #COYS
— Subbie (@subbiemano) January 17, 2017
Mike dean demoted, Jan injured and Tom Carroll sold. A dark dark day in our History.
— Hąusa Yίđđǿ Kabuga 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 (@yusufdadinho) January 17, 2017
Gutted for Mike Dean man.
— Marcus Rutter (@MarcusRutter26) January 17, 2017
Tom Carroll, Jan Vertoghen and Mike Dean in one day.
Our squad is depleting.
— Paul McConnell (@paulmcconnell3) January 17, 2017