These were the best Mike Dean jokes as the controversial referee once again made himself the centre of attention, this time with a ridiculous red card for West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli against Man Utd.
Just fifteen minutes had elapsed when Feghouli entered into a challenge with Phil Jones, one which if anything looked more of a foul by the Red Devils defender than the Irons midfielder.
Not one to shy away from unduly stamping his mark on a game, Dean sent Feghouli off and set ten-man West Ham on course for a battling 0-2 defeat.
Needless to say, there was no shortage of Mike Dean jokes in the aftermath of the incident:
Mike Dean: "Don't make this game all about you."
Inner Mike Dean: "Make this game all about you." pic.twitter.com/RsTxbvsnkN
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean has the look of a man who'd enjoy telling you you could no longer order breakfast in a fast food place cos it's 1031.
— Phil Williams (@PhilWilliams) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean is a bit like the teacher in Kes. Bet he commentates in his head, pretending he's playing #motd
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) January 2, 2017
— Pie Sports Booze (@piesportsbooze) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean 0-0 Mike Dean at the London Stadium. Mike Dean has sent off Mike Dean for a 'challenge' on Mike Dean in the Mike Deanth minute
— Mark Jones (@Mark_Jones86) January 2, 2017
Until Mata and Rashford came on Mike Dean was the only one showing any sort of desire to win for Manchester United.
— SemperFiUnited (@SemperFiUnited) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean in charge of big televised games is like Katie Hopkins with a whistle.
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean will go home, pour a glass of red, check how many tweets contained his name and then log the results on an Excel Spreadsheet.
— Tony (@Tony_K1892) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean started well here, really imposing himself on the game, but he's faded a bit and you've barely noticed him. Needs to step it up
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) January 2, 2017
If that doesn't get Mike Dean a move to China then nothing will.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 2, 2017
@paddypower he's a pantomime Jasper Carrot.
— Jacob South Klein (@JacobSouthKlein) January 2, 2017
BREAKING: Man United announce they've put in a £40 million bid to buy Mike Dean from Tottenham Hotspur
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 2, 2017
Well this is absolutely sensational: Darude ft. Mike Dean – Sandstorm
— Celebrity Refs (@CelebrityRefs) January 2, 2017
Mike Dean ladies and gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/EcodTeRlQj
— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) January 2, 2017