BBC Sport - Garth Crooks criticises 'petulant' referee Mike Dean
Crooks criticises 'petulant' referee Dean
- From the section Football
BBC pundit Garth Crooks strongly criticises referee Mike Dean after he showed a red card to Arsenal player Gabriel for violent conduct during their 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.
Speaking on Final Score, Crooks calls Dean a "petulant schoolteacher" and thought that the referee "wants to be the star too often".
Gabriel was involved in a series of clashes with Chelsea striker Diego Costa before the first half incident leading to his dismissal. Arsenal were later reduced to nine men after Santi Cazorla received a second caution late in the second half.