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Mike Dean receives death threats following West Ham’s Soucek red Card

Mike Dean

Referee informs Police of threats to Family

Long time Premier League referee Mike Dean has confirmed that he has reported threats which he and his family received over the weekend to the police. As a result of the online threats, Mike Dean has asked not to be considered for the next round of Premier League matches on the weekend.

News broke of the story on social media today and is one that is likely to remain a talking point.

The threats came following his decision to hand West Ham’s Tomas Soucek a red card for violent contact in Saturday’s draw with Fulham. Whilst replays showed Soucek lifted his elbow towards Aleksandar Mitrovic, there seemed no malicious intent.

The decision was seen as highly controversial and was the second such incident in a week, after he showed Jan Bednarek a red card in Southampton’s 9-0 defeat to Man Utd.

Mike Dean receives death threats following West Ham’s Soucek red Card

Referee Mike Dean (R) talks to West Ham United’s Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek (L) as he sends him off during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and West Ham United at Craven Cottage in London on February 6, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ADAM DAVY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Will continue to officiate FA Cup Tie

Whilst requesting a break from Premier League officialdom, he will take charge of the FA Cup tie between Brighton and Leicester this week.

Mike Riley from the Professional Games Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), the organisation which manages referees for domestic competition in the UK said on the matter:

“Threats and abuse of this nature are totally unacceptable and we fully support Mike’s decision to report these messages his family recieved to the police. Nobody should be victim of abhorrent messages like this. Online abuse is unaccpetable in any walk of life and more needs to be done to tackle the problem.” 

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