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.
This is still cracking me up... The pose Mike Dean had ehn... :grin::grin::grin::grin: pic.twitter.com/qeQmJAtLxx
- Future Boo! :yum: (@Salutesam) February 10, 2019
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.
Grease Lightning ft. Mike Dean pic.twitter.com/8JZidqdN0c
- Jack Kenmare (@jackkenmare_) February 11, 2019
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Mike Dean: The David Brent of referees pic.twitter.com/ZJZtq3D5jV
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 11, 2019
:point_right: Nice to see Will Smith doing his best impression of Mike Dean...#Aladdin#MCICHE pic.twitter.com/71sd70MnOW
- The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 11, 2019
Mike Dean awarding a penalty... pic.twitter.com/oksr85thRZ
- James Olley (@JamesOlley) February 10, 2019
Mike Dean looks more like he's doing grease lightening, then awarding a penalty..... pic.twitter.com/0HmL1zXc9w
- Mark (@1878Mark) February 10, 2019
Mike Dean when he awards a pen... pic.twitter.com/ZUmGzYT0a0
- The Winners Enclosure (@TWEnclosure) February 10, 2019
With great power, comes great responsibility...
- Mike Dean Points (@MikeDeanPoints) February 11, 2019
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.
Peak Mike Dean banter: Hiding the hat-trick ball from Sergio Aguero :laughing: pic.twitter.com/rmDa3YDVJP
- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 10, 2019
Never change, Mike.