Referee Mike Dean under fire after Feghouli red card

Referee Mike Dean became the centre of attention once again following his controversial sending off of West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli in the Hammers’ 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Monday night.

Dean handed Feghouli a straight red after just 15 minutes for a lunge on Phil Jones that most observers judged to be a fair challenge worthy of a yellow at most, while some thought that Jones was the one who deserved the card.

The dismissal means that Dean has now shown five red cards this season, more than any of his refereeing colleagues.

The often controversial official was later slammed by fans and pundits alike for making himself ‘the centre of attention’.

And things didn’t get any better for West Ham later in the game when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored United’s second goal from a clearly offside position.

Many people reposted the normally placid Garth Crooks’ infamous rant about Dean.

While former pros also chimed in.

And of course Twitter was awash with witty comments and criticism of Dean.

We’ll leave it for former cricketer Alec Stewart to have the final say.