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02nd Jan 2017

Mike Dean is utterly disgusted at the sight of bubbles as he leads the teams out at the London Stadium

Never a dull a moment

Simon Lloyd

 It’s not even taken two days of 2017 for Mike Dean’s name to be flying high in the Twitter trends table.

His first game of the new year saw him take charge of Manchester United as they made their first visit to the London Stadium to play West Ham.

With just quarter of an hour played, Dean decided that Sofiane Feghouli’s attempted tackle on Phil Jones was worthy of a straight red card. It was a decision that seemed harsh to many watching, and ensured that Dean would be much-talked-about by football fans in the days ahead.

But even before this – before the game had kicked off – Dean had already managed to catch the eyes of many watching the game on TV.

As is always the way when West Ham play at home, the teams walked through a fog of machine-blown bubbles as they made their way on to the pitch. 48-year-old Dean led the way, the look of sheer disgust on his face letting everyone know exactly what he thought of the pre-match bubble show…

Perhaps the bubbles were still in his eyes when he decided to flash the red card in Feghouli’s direction 15 minutes later?

It’s certainly never dull with him around, is it?