Referee Mike Dean looks on. Premier League match, Chelsea v Watford at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

25 of Mike Dean’s greatest, funniest and most bizarre moments

Mike Dean has firmly established himself as the undisputed king of the celebrity refs in the Premier League, gifting fans a string of bizarre and slyly funny moments throughout his career.

Dean referees with his own blend of authority, comedy and surrealism to make his mark on fixtures up and down the country.

And we’ve rounded up 25 of his greatest moments.



“Off you pop”

The signal

Stepover assist

The celebration

The huff

Pomp and ceremony

The banter

Can’t touch this

Golf swing

Man for the big occasion

A disapproving look

Skills to pay the bills

Getting involved

Born this way

The bum tap

Record breaker

Points mean prizes

Red rage

Blow your whistle, bitch

King of charades

Tired of this sh*t

Camera ready

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