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WATCH: Mike Dean Celebrating Scoring A Goal Is The Greatest Thing Ever

WATCH: Mike Dean Celebrating Scoring A Goal Is The Greatest Thing Ever

Referee Mike Dean is a national treasure.

Like the rest of the officials in English football, his refereeing abilities come under immense scrutiny and he has made a number of high-profile mistakes in his career and this season alone.

But for every error he makes, Dean produces a moment of magic.

His 'no-look' red card was truly revolutionary and quite rightly went viral.

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Dean has a habit of putting on the show in the Merseyside derby (he is a scouser after all) and produced this wondrous piece of play:

He has also been responsible for even more quality banter, and the bulk of the content on the 'Celebrity Refs' Twitter account.

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Dean appearing to celebrating two Tottenham goals in separate games will live long in the memory:


But if you thought these were the 48-year old's best celebrations, think again.

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The Wirral born referee came up with another belter in the recent Sky Sports documentary that shone a spotlight on the difficult job referees have.

The Referees, Onside with Carragher & Neville made for a great watch and saw both Carra and Nev put through their paces by doing the fitness tests that officials have to take, having a go at trying to determine what was and wasn't offside as well as analysing the decisions of top-flight referees and giving them the platform to talk us through what they were thinking.

And no matter how insightful and interesting that was, undoubtedly the best part of the documentary was the game between the referees, with Carragher and Neville taking charge of the game as referees.

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Image: Sky Sports

At one point in the five-a-side game, the ball was scooped over to the unmarked Dean and the hero found the net with a scuffed, pea-roller of a finish.

But you wouldn't know that by his celebration as he went absolutely mental. I've genuinely watched this about thirty times:

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Mike Dean, my hero, my mate.

A final bit of Mike Dean goodness before you go, in the form of a compilation of the man himself:


There'll never be another Mike Dean.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Mike Dean, referee, celebration

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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