Twitter Reacts After Mike Dean Is Named Official for Tottenham vs. Arsenal

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVMarch 10, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Norwich City at Selhurst Park on January 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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When the Premier League announced that lightning rod Mike Dean would be presiding over Sunday's North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal, it was met with mass disapproval from the red part of North London. 

 

Mike Dean has been appointed referee for Spurs v Arsenal on Sunday 16 March #TOTARS

— Premier League (@premierleague) March 10, 2014

 

After all, Arsenal's record while Dean is officiating is...not incredibly good. 

 

Mike Dean put in charge of the north London derby. Spurs basically 1-0 up already. pic.twitter.com/0o3bI4Oear

— Samuel (@samuelj29060) March 10, 2014

 

Unsurprisingly, the news didn't sit well for some. 

 

This is what came in my mind when I heard they assigned Mike Dean for the game against spurs. pic.twitter.com/Lzqe8pwYdn

— sabrina AFC (@sabrinakyawt) March 10, 2014

 

 

Just imagine, the Invincibles might never have happened had Mike Dean been around back then…

— Rich (@arsefc) March 10, 2014

 

 

Otpa Stat: Mike Dean has scored in each of his last 6 appearances against Arsenal. Lethal.

— arseblog (@arseblog) March 10, 2014

 

 

One that Mike Dean may find useful ahead of Sunday… http://t.co/7ZIV3QyOLU pic.twitter.com/ykIOppzql7

— Highbury Harold (@BlackScarfAFC) March 10, 2014

 

 

Mike Dean has been appointed referee for Sp*rs v ARSENAL this Sunday #AFC pic.twitter.com/9Elh5Joxxi

— Goonerman AFC (@davidhickman14) March 10, 2014

 

 

Mike Dean has been appointed to ref Spurs vs Arsenal on March 16th... pic.twitter.com/qOUfbc7yz7

— Wenger's Wingman (@mikesanz19) March 10, 2014

 

 

@nishantafc @FA Mike Dean is a Spurs fan https://t.co/9laASvfXUK here he is celebrating a goal for Tottenham

— Billy Davis (@billldavis) March 10, 2014