West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek has taken to Twitter to respond to news of referee Mike Dean getting death threats following Saturday’s game versus Fulham.
The Czech Republic global was sent for an accidental elbow on Aleksandar Mitrovic in the closing minutes of the goalless draw despite Dean speaking with the pitchside monitor.
The mistake has considering that been remedied, with the red card reversed after an independent panel decided that Dean was not technically ideal to make his choice.
The ref has asked not to officiate a Premier League video game this weekend after getting online abuse and death dangers as an outcome of his decision to send the West Ham star.
Soucek is not pleased that some fans have taken things far, and the Hammers midfielder has sent this message to Dean on social networks:
I don’t like hearing about it interfering with personal life and I send Mike Dean and his household my support. It is in the past and I’m now focused on the rest of the season https://t.co/Tcofvo8a9X
— Tomáš Souček (@tomassoucek28) February 8, 2021
While West Ham fans are right to be upset at Dean’s decision, abusing the ref and his family and sending them deaths hazards is method over the line.
He slipped up in the line of duty like every human does every now and then, however that does not necessitate the horrible things some fans are saying about him.
Soucek has actually come out to set things directly, and hopefully his sophisticated gesture will go a long method in calming the keyboard warriors down.