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Top Referee To Retire After Dishing Out 114 Red Cards

Top Referee To Retire After Dishing Out 114 Red Cards
Posted: 23 March 2022

One of the most sought-after matchday officials in the English Premier League is set to retire from professional refereeing after two decades at the highest level.

Mike Dean, who arrived at the scene in the summer of 2000, has announced that he will be leaving the football pitch after officiating 553 games and issuing 114 send offs (red cards).

Dean has also issued 2026 cautions (yellow cards) and awarding 184 penalties, an all-time record in the league, by far. The Tranmere Rovers FC fan is stepping down to allow other referees to make the grade and get their opportunities in the elite league.

We’ve been led to believe that Dean will become a full-time VAR referee from the start of the 2022/2023 season, albeit talks are still in progress.

The Beautiful Game and everyone around the world would like to thank Mike Dean for his contribution in football, enjoy the confinements of the VAR office, Sir.

Article By;
Selebalo Karabo Phasha