Commended by Twitter for his excellent refereeing performance in the Manchester United vs Arsenal FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Monday night, these are the best Michael Oliver jokes.
The official made a number of confident calls, spotting several dives and generally awarding cards when necessary.
One particularly brave decision saw Ángel Di María booked for diving and then moments later sent off for pulling Oliver’s shirt in front of thousands of baying United supporters in the Stretford End.
A rare treat to have a strong official making the right calls, the social network hosted a love-in for the ref – despite frustrated Manchester United fans sniping from the sidelines.
Don’t miss the best Michael Oliver jokes from Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal:
Michael Oliver is going to need a helicopter out of Manchester tonight after that decision
— Jack (@Jack54HD) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver be like pic.twitter.com/am5idmAEOc
— Renato (@th14Renato) March 9, 2015
Well done, Michael Oliver. That's my second favourite Michael Oliver moment after this… https://t.co/Qg5o6lYeY9
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver when Di Maria pulled his shirt pic.twitter.com/CZSS8GGrWs
— MrFootyTips.net (@MrFootyTips) March 9, 2015
MICHAEL OLIVER FOR PRESIDENT
— GONTH (@Gonth93) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver can barely walk with that big balls.
— Daniela Alex (@hanidani) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver be like: pic.twitter.com/gbvZe36OPV
— Tolo Koure (@LFCRelated) March 9, 2015
Man of the match = Michael Oliver #BBCOLIVER
— Becky Easton (@beckyeaston16) March 9, 2015
RT for Zoolander FAV for Michael Oliver!!! pic.twitter.com/T480DjKLAZ
— My Racing Tips (@myracingtips) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver strollin home after the match.. Some set of balls on him?? pic.twitter.com/pI2nYjRi9f
— ?Julianne Sheridan? (@JulianneS_Xx) March 9, 2015
Michael Oliver leaving Manchester tonight like… https://t.co/8Q7xlcFkio
— FootyHumour (@FootyHumour) March 9, 2015
— Ziyaad LFC (@ZIYAAD_LFC) March 9, 2015