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English Premier League referee demoted for gaffe

English Premier League referee demoted for gaffe

- Referee Mike Dean has been demoted to the second tier of the English football

- He was accused to have taken wrong decisions in the Premier League

- Dean was involved in many controversies in December 2016

Experienced referee Mike Dean has been sanctioned from officiating any game again in the English Premier League for the next few weeks after lots of criticism filled against him which was enough of bringing the League to disrepute.

Mike Dean

Referee Mike Dean

In December 2016, Dean was involved in many controversial decision in the Premier League, and the 48 year old has now been demoted to the championship which is the second cadre in the English football.

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Dean came under heavy scrutiny in December 2016 with his decision to send off Sofiane Feghouli during West Ham’s clash with Manchester United, and his reticence to dismiss Ross Barkley during the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

Leeds United will take on Barnsley in a Yorkshire derby on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in a championship game and Dean will be in charge.

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