Mike Dean, Spurs fan?

Arsenal fans claim Mike Dean is a Spurs fan. Not for the first time [Tweets]

Is Mike Dean a Spurs fan?

With all the talk today of Mark Clattenburg being tapped up the Chinese Super League, plenty of jokes were going around about Mike Dean, long before he had an impact on Spurs’ 4-1 win at Southampton.

Tottenham were already 2-1 up at Southampton when Nathan Redmond pulled down Dele Alli.

Dean awarded a penalty and sent off Redmond, for the first time in his professional career.

Whether Dean had to send off Redmond, and effectively kill the game, was debated on social media.

Even more so than the penalty decision was Dean’s officiating of Spurs throughout this season, and even last.

3 Spurs games, 3 sendings off… for the opposition

Who can forget the image of Mike Dean celebrating a Mousse Dembele goal against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane last season.

And, in 2016/2017, Dean has taken charge of three Spurs games – he has issued a red card to the opposition in each game.

And, also awarded a penalty in two of them.

Dean officiated two White Hart Lane wins for Spurs – against Sunderland and West Ham.

Referee Mike Dean’s top 5 Premier League goal celebrations [Pictures].