Lee Mason has reportedly been stood down from Premier League motion this weekend following quite a few errors.
Mason, together with Mike Dean, has been on the centre of controversy for 2 crimson playing cards that had been subsequently overturned.
Mason was the VAR official in each video games the place Dean controversially despatched off gamers.
Southampton defender Jan Bednarek was given his marching orders through the Saints’ 9-Zero demolition to Manchester United.
Final weekend, West Ham’s Tomas Soucek was proven a crimson for an unintended elbow on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Each crimson playing cards had been later rescinded with the officers coming in for loads of criticism as frustrations with VAR boiled over.
Mason and Dean had been additionally concerned within the controversial selections when Aston Villa took on Southampton the place they failed to offer award a penalty following a Matty Money handball.
The Occasions report that Mason has been ‘taken out of the firing line’ and won’t referee or be a video assistant referee within the subsequent spherical of fixtures.
Dean has additionally requested a relaxation from officiating this weekend having subjected to sickening abuse on social media the place he and his household have acquired loss of life threats.
Whereas followers and even West Ham boss David Moyes vented their frustration on the resolution, West Ham star Soucek made a press release in help of Dean, because the participant condemned the hate aimed on the referee over the choice to ship him off.
“No matter selections are made on the pitch ought to keep on the pitch,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I don’t like listening to about it interfering with private life and I ship Mike Dean and his household my help.
“There isn’t a place for abuse of any variety. It’s up to now and I’m now targeted on the remainder of the season.”