Arsenal fans and Mike Dean have never really got on, but the relationship between the two has become even more fractious after his refereeing display at the Emirates this afternoon.
The fans’ dislike for the referee began when he appeared to celebrate a Tottenham equaliser in a North London derby in 2012.
This led to supporters presuming that Dean might be a Tottenham fan – despite the fact that he was seen celebrating Tranmere’s play-off semi-final win last season – and the ‘celebration’ was more of a skip back to the centre circle.
The 51-year-old and former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger would always bicker throughout the Frenchman’s time in North London, and his relationship with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery won’t be any better with decisions like this.
Dean, who has now been refereeing in the Premier League since 2000, gave a first-half booking to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang after the striker attempted to block a Burnley free-kick.
However, it didn’t appear as though the striker did too much wrong, apart from perhaps a slight encroachment, which arguably doesn’t deserve a yellow card.
And Arsenal fans expressed their disgust with the decision on Twitter, with some suggesting he was favouring the visitors.
Here is a look at how they reacted on social media.
Arsenal supporters will be hoping they don’t see Dean again any time soon.