Arsenal fans are looking shocked here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear from Metro that the club have managed to get their petition to ban Mike Dean from refereeing their games to 100,000 signatures.
This now means that the club are able to officially take their plea to the House of Commons, and as some of our regulars note, that is ludicrous at best, and seriously delusional, bordering on pathetic at worse.
We think that it is a joke that has gone too far – far too far, and while it might seem initially funny, it has made the club into a total laughing stock, and that is something we think cannot continue.
Mike Dean has come under criticism from Gunners fans after the defeat to Chelsea last week, where the official gave Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla their marching orders but missed numerous infringements from Blues forward Diego Costa.
Arsenal fans. Is this outright embarrassing or are you fully behind the petition given the state of the performance put in by Mike Dean? Let us know thoughts below.