By Walter Broeckx
I remember some 9 years ago one of my first articles I wrote was about Dean. It is out there somewhere and it was after the match at Old Trafford where Dean did his usual biased tricks to cost Arsenal points.
Since then I have written umpteen articles showing the bias from Mr. Dean. Every now and then we got an honest performance and we thought that the tide had turned. But make no mistake every honest match has been followed by half a dozen performances that leave a lot to be desired.
The penalty decision in favour of WBA was another such case where Dean couldn’t hide his bias. It looks as if he wanted us to drop points and so he did what he has done so many times before.
Will we see an improvement in the future? After all in the Chelsea match in the semi final for the League cup we will have a Video Assistant Referee to help and to correct the ref on the field. In most leagues in Europe this is already normal. In Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy we have VAR as it is called. Maybe I am forgetting a few countries. And so we will see it in work in the matches in the league cup.
What would a VAR have made of the utterly wrong decision from Mr. Dean in the WBA – Arsenal match? Well we have asked a working VAR operator from a European league. This is the opinion of someone who does this job on an almost weekly basis in one of the European leagues that have VAR.
And he said: the decision should have been overturned as there were enough reasons to NOT GIVE A PENALTY. The distance between the shot and the arm is one of them. And the other is that he had his arms in a position where he didn’t make himself bigger. As Ndidi did when Arsenal played Leicester in the first match of the season and he made himself bigger and blocked a cross from Kolasinac. The ref on that day? A certain Mr. Dean.
So is it a coincidence that this time Dean gives a penalty and in the Leicester match he didn’t? The only reason I can come up with is that Mr. Dean does this deliberately. As he hates Arsenal or Wenger and so he just does what he can to derail Arsenal. As he has done so many times before.
So the VAR operator we have contacted has said the penalty decision should have been reversed. I hear most pundits say it was wrong.
But at the end of the day Arsenal lose two points. And if we count the horror shows from referees in the matches against Stoke and Watford we have lost eight points already this season because of dodgy referee decisions. Eight points. Look at the league table and add those points. If I can count properly this would have resulted in Arsenal having 38 + 8 = 46 points. And being in second place.
But thanks to the highly secretive organisation which could be said to be operating in a mafia-like style we are where we are.
Shame on you Mike Riley.
Shame on you Mike Dean.
Shame on everyone who keeps their mouth shut about such flagrantly wrong decisions.
Oh and please Mike Riley explain us why no English PL referee will be a the world cup? Probably because 98% of the decisions are correct…..??????
And if you want to see some video evidence just check this account on twitter https://twitter.com/mrarsenal93/status/899035664997548034
And if you are on twitter follow that man.
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