WATCH as Manchester derby referee embarsses himself LIVE on TV moments before kick-off

By Alex Taylor

Being a referee is a pretty tough job.

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One mistake and the fans get on your back, the manager slags you off after the game and you’re branded a cheat.

Players can quickly turn on a referee after one bad decision

That being said, some referees make it easier than others for supporters to take the piss.

Unfortunately, Mike Dean is one of those referees.

He was appointed referee for the Manchester derby this week and was being mocked before the match had even kicked off!

Check this out:

Yeah…pretty weird right?

We’re not quite sure what Mike was up to, but we reckon he should focus on the match rather than the smell of his linesman’s top!

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