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Lee Mason no longer a Premier League referee

Lee Mason has stepped down as a Premier League Referee after the human error he made in the match between Arsenal and Brentford.

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Arsenal dropped two points due to a human error from Lee Mason in a 1-1 draw to Brentford. After facing a lot of criticism, Lee Mason agreed with PGMOL to stop officiating in the Premier League.

Arteta was one of Lee Mason’s most extensive critiques after quintessentially saying he’s not good enough to be a ref. A similar statement came from the ex-Tottenham boss, Nuno Espirito Santos when he stated: “The referee doesn’t have the quality to referee a game in the Premier League.”

PGMOL recently came out with a statement via. social media to break the decision to the footballing world about Lee Mason’s decision to part ways with mutual consent.

“PGMOL can confirm that Video Assistant Referee Lee Mason has departed the organisation by mutual consent.

Lee was a Premier League referee for 15 years and oversaw 287 top-flight matches during that time, with his last coming during the closing stages of the 2021/22 season.

He’s full career in the professional game saw the 51-year-old officiate in over 500 fixtures after he progressed to the Football League in 1998.

We would like to thank Lee for his dedicated service to the professional game and wish him all the best for the future.”

A lot of Arsenal fans are glad to see Lee Mason never lead a Premier League game as a VAR official, especially after the impactful wrong decision he ultimately made against Arsenal for Brentford in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates.



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