Mike Dean Memes Are The Best Thing On The Internet Right Now

Mike Dean: The Man, The Myth, The Legend...coming to a cinema near you.

According to his official Wikipedia page, Michael Dean is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League.

He is based in Heswall, Wirral, and is a member of the Cheshire County Football Association.

That's all fine and dandy but they fail to mention that he's the greatest showman the world has even seen, and his antics in Manchester City's 6-0 thumping of Chelsea are proof of that huge statement.

Dean was his dramatic self throughout but one moment in particular captured people's attention.

The 50-year-old awarded a penalty after Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Raheem Sterling inside the box and in typical fashion, he pointed to the spot with a Grease Lightning style pose.

"This is a bit of Sunday night fever for you," Jamie Redknapp hilariously said on Sky Sports.

And it didn't take long for the internet to make Dean into a legendary meme.

And if that wasn't enough, he also hid the match ball from hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero.

The man in the black eventually handed the ball to the prolific Argentine striker after stuffing it under his top.

Never change, Mike.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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