Mike Dean Becomes The First Referee In Premier League History To Show 100 Red Cards
Mike Dean has become the first referee in history to show 100 red cards in the Premier League.
The celebrity referee brought up his century of red cards after sending off Ashley Young for two bookable offences.
The Manchester United skipper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Wolves' Diogo Jota in the second-half.
To be honest, we can't believe Dean didn't brandish the red card in audacious fashion or celebrate his 100th red card with a message underneath his shirt. Imagine the scenes. Missed out, Mike.
Nonetheless, his record-breaking feat got everybody talking on social media. Here's some of the best reaction:
The first referee to reach 100 Premier League red cards :red_circle:- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 2, 2019
This is Mike Dean's world, we're all just living in it... pic.twitter.com/jUAMaYaVFL
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Mike Dean dishes out his 100th red card! #ThanksMike pic.twitter.com/Mh2DBdM1Zc
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 2, 2019
:clap: Mike Dean has done it, he's reached his century!
100* red cards not out. pic.twitter.com/5sS4zb1Vfz
- Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) April 2, 2019
2% of Mike Dean's PL red cards have been shown to Ashley Young. 100% of Ashley Young's PL red cards have been shown by Mike Dean. You do the math(s).
- Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) April 2, 2019
100 - Following Ashley Young's dismissal, Mike Dean has now handed out 100 red cards in the Premier League, the most by a referee in the competition's history. Ton. pic.twitter.com/p5L3F3kRdR
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 2, 2019
100 Premier League red cards for Mike Dean. A monumental feat. His first was Nolberto Solano for Newcastle v Ipswich in April 2001. His 100th was Ashley Young tonight. That's 18 years of hard work.
- Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) April 2, 2019
I would absolutely buy a "Mike Dean's 100 Red Cards" VHS cassette
- Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 2, 2019
Mike Dean. 100 Premier League red cards. Ashley Young gets the honour.
- Simon Stone (@sistoney67) April 2, 2019
Dean is back in action on Saturday. He drops down a division to referee a Championship fixture between Leeds United and Birmingham City.