Lee Mason has left the referees’ physique PGMOL by mutual settlement after making a mistake because the Video Assistant Referee in final weekend’s 1-1 Premier League draw between Arsenal and Brentford, Professional Game Match Officials Limited stated on Friday.
Ivan Toney’s equaliser for Brentford noticed then-league chief Arsenal drop two factors within the title race however replays confirmed the objective ought to have been dominated out for offside within the build-up.
PGMOL stated in a while Sunday that the selections which went in opposition to each Arsenal and in addition Brighton in Saturday’s league matches have been all the way down to “human error”.
“PGMOL can confirm that Video Assistant Referee Lee Mason has departed the organisation by mutual consent,” the referees’ physique stated in an announcement on Friday.
Mason, a Premier League referee for 15 years, oversaw 287 top-flight matches throughout that point, along with his final coming within the closing levels of the 2021-22 season.
“His 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,” PGMOL stated.
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Brighton noticed its bid for European soccer hit a pace bump at Crystal Palace when it was held to a 1-1 draw however Pervis Estupinan’s effort was wrongly chalked off for offside.
John Brooks was changed because the VAR official for 2 video games after disallowing the Brighton objective.