Lee Mason: Official leaves referees’ body PGMOL after VAR error

Lee Mason refereeing a match
Lee Mason officiated over 500 fixtures immediately after he progressed to the Soccer League in 1998

Lee Mason will no for a longer time officiate in the Premier League following leaving referees’ overall body PGMOL by mutual consent.

Mason, as the Video clip Assistant Referee, did not draw the rules to look at for offside on Ivan Toney’s equaliser.

“We would like to thank Lee for his focused provider to the professional game and would like him all the most effective for the foreseeable future,” PGMOL said.

Subsequent the draw with Brentford, Arsenal then dropped to 2nd in the table following they had been beaten 3-1 by Manchester City in midweek – a final result that moved Pep Guardiola’s facet into top spot.

PGMOL main refereeing officer Howard Webb contacted Arsenal to “accept and explain the considerable error” that occurred.

However, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta stated the apology was not acceptable and added: “It was not human mistake, it was not comprehending your task.

“It price tag Arsenal two factors that are not heading to be restored so we are going to have to discover those two points someplace else in the league.”

Bolton-born Mason was a Premier League referee for 15 yrs, overseeing 287 top-flight matches.

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