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‘Mike Dean is essentially the most smug idiot you’ll ever see’, talkSPORT instructed after Slaven Bilic is shipped off towards Everton


Former Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has insisted referee Mike Dean is the ‘most smug idiot you’ll ever see’.

The official got here again into the limelight as he despatched off West Brom supervisor Slaven Bilic at half time of their 5-2 defeat towards Everton.

Bilic was sent off by Dean

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Bilic was despatched off by Dean

The Croatian boss wished solutions for his first-half gripes however was as a substitute given a purple card by Dean.

“The evaluation guys instructed me it was a foul for us earlier than their first purpose,” Bilic mentioned.

“As a supervisor I needs to be in a state of affairs to ask the referee what’s occurring.

“It’s not like the sport was occurring, it was half-time – no one was round. I didn’t swear. I requested him in a annoyed manner however I didn’t go over the road. However he simply ignored me and gave me purple.

“As a supervisor you might have that proper in case you are not crossing the road. I instructed him if you wish to kill us, kill us. That’s all.”

Bilic looked angry but claimed his actions were above board

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Bilic regarded indignant however claimed his actions have been above board

And Agbonlahor has admitted it didn’t shock him that Dean reacted in such a manner given his earlier dealings with the controversial official.

He instructed talkSPORT: “Mike Dean is essentially the most smug idiot you’ll ever see… in not simply refereeing however in life itself.

“I’ve by no means met anybody like him. You possibly can ask any Premier League or ex-Premier League participant that has performed in a sport with him as a referee. He’s essentially the most smug particular person.

“You try to speak to him as an individual on the pitch and he’ll inform you to get misplaced. He’ll say ‘don’t speak to me’. He’s essentially the most smug particular person and after I noticed the West Brom supervisor [Slaven Bilic] try to go over and converse to him, I felt his ache.

Dean’s histrionics appear to rile some fans, pundits, players, and managers

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Dean’s histrionics seem to rile some followers, pundits, gamers, and managers

“He’s annoyed about one thing we don’t find out about and also you need to speak to him, simply converse to him like different refs do.

“Pink card? What are you sending him off for? He didn’t swear at you. He didn’t say something dangerous. Is that vanity from Mike Dean?

“I feel he wants taking a look at as a result of [you need to] have some respect for the managers and have some respect for the gamers on the pitch. I’ve by no means met somebody so smug in my life.”

Dean has refereed more than 500 Premier League games

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Dean has refereed greater than 500 Premier League video games

And ex-Premier League ace Agbonlahor revealed one incident between the pair to reiterate his level about Dean.

He added: “There was one sport and I’ve had a go at him. I’ve mentioned, as you do. A number of swear phrases.

“‘Mike, come on. How is {that a} foul? You’re having one you’re, Mike’.

“He was like, ‘yeah, you’re having one, how are you going to speak as nicely? Have a look at you, you’re having one.’

“He’s received that vanity about him.”

Watch a clip of Gabby Agbonlahor on talkSPORT, above…


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