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Mike Dean Asks For Weekend Off After Receiving Death Threats

Referee Mike Dean has decided not to officiate at any Premier League games this weekend after he and his family received death threats following recent controversial red card decisions, British media reported on Monday.

Dean was criticized after he sent off Southampton defender Jan Bednarek during their 9-0 defeat at Manchester United last Tuesday and West Ham United midfielder Tomáš Souček during Saturday's 0-0 draw away to Fulham.

Only Mike Dean Could Call This A Red Card

LONDON — West Ham United manager David Moyes blasted VAR as embarrassing after Tomáš Souček was harshly shown a straight red card in stoppage time of their 0-0 Premier League draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

A drab derby was drifting to its conclusion when midfielder Souček tangled with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović before a West Ham free kick in stoppage time.

Tomáš Souček Red Card

Ref Shows Dog Red Card For Invading Pitch One Too Many Times

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with more people working from home, it’s not uncommon for house pets to join in on work meetings. My cat has jumped into my lap during countless Zoom meetings, either loving the attention or completely oblivious. Pets have also continued to pop up in soccer matches; we’re never upset to see a good boy or girl interrupt a game in search of a belly rub. 

But everyone has to get back to work eventually, and when an animal doesn’t leave you alone, drastic measures must be taken, as was the case as a dog was shown a red card this week in Serbia.

Brazilian Player Strips Naked Celebrating A Goal, Gets 8-Game Suspension

On Dec. 9, 2020, Emerson Carioca scored the goal that gave Sampaio Correa promotion to the Carioca Championship. To everyone's surprise, the player decided to celebrate it by TAKING OFF HIS CLOTHES! In front of the Maricá bench, the rival on duty that day.

Man United Puts 9 Past 9-Man Southampton; Watch Them All In 44 Seconds

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United returned to winning ways in ruthlessly emphatic fashion with a Premier League record-equalling 9-0 home win over Southampton, who ended the game with nine men.

The victory moves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side level on 44 points with leaders Manchester City although United have played two more games, with City travelling to Burnley on Wednesday.

For Arsenal, Red Is More Than Just A Jersey Color

There is nothing more frustrating in the sports world right now than being an Arsenal fan. Two more Arsenal red cards turned what looked like an impressive performance against Wolves into a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.

At least if you’re a Knicks fan, you expect failure at this point. 

David Luiz (again) and Bernd Leno were the culprits for Mikel Arteta’s side this time out as another positive showing was undone by red cards. Since Arteta took charge 13 months ago, Arsenal has been shown nine red cards, six more — 6! — than any other club during that span. 

Sweet Baby Jesus, Baby Jesus Was Sent Off In A Crazy Copa Libertadores Final

This is why you can’t take your eyes off the Copa Libertadores. 

Palmeiras scored in the ninth minute of 14 minutes of second-half stoppage time to beat Sao Paulo rival Santos 1-0 in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. 

After 89 minutes of tense but ineffective football made extra time look all but certain, the final sparked into life as it moved into stoppage time. There was an attempted chilena, a red card for an oddly dressed coach who refused to leave and a dramatic winner from an unlikely source. 

Internet Referees Are Trying To Figure Out How Bruno Fernandes Wasn’t Sent Off Against Arsenal (And Failing)

Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon a year ago Friday. In that time, he’s become the Red Devils’ most important player, scoring and assisting at an incredible rate. This season alone, he’s supplied 16 goals and 10 assists in 31 appearances. 

But he was lucky to avoid all punishment for a bad challenge on Granit Xhaka on Saturday. Had the roles been reversed, few doubt the result would have been a red card for the Arsenal man.

Give Up A Goal Or Be Sent Off? Real’s Éder Militão Made The Wrong Choice

It’s a decision every footballer has pondered at some point: When is it worth committing a red-card offense to prevent a goal from being scored? It’s hard not to think the Éder Militão red card in a 2-1 defeat to Levante on Saturday was the wrong choice.

Antonio Conte Shown Red Card As Inter Fails To Score For First Time In Serie A This Season

Inter Milan missed out on the chance to go top in Serie A as coach Antonio Conte was sent off for dissent in a 0-0 draw at strugglers Udinese on Saturday.

The visitors travelled to Udine on a high after beating title rivals Juventus 2-0 last weekend but they couldn’t break down the determined hosts, who became the first team to keep a clean sheet against Inter in Serie A this season.