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(Video) Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson: Referee Mike Dean “one of the most arrogant men” I’ve ever met

Leicester City manager Mike Dean launched a scathing assessment of referee Mike Dean calling him “one of the most arrogant men” in football.

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Pearson saw his side succumb to their 18th defeat this season with a 4-3 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane but was left furious with Dean who awarded a controversial penalty at 2-2 that was converted by Harry Kane.

Both David Nugent and Danny Rose collided in the Leicester box but following the game Pearson said the decision was “dubious” at best.

He went on to say he believes his side are continually on the end of wrong refereeing decisions.

“I find it difficult to accept we have to deal with another contentious decision that’s not gone our way,” Pearson told Sky Sports.

“It is two players colliding. Dave would be the first to admit that he should have dealt with earlier but I find the length of time it took to decide that two players colliding in the box is a penalty bizarre.

“What’s the point of talking to him? He’s one of the most arrogant people I’ve ever met. The arrogance of him is frightening at times.

“We’ve got this situation where there’s a lot of talk about the spirit of the game, players going around referees, but there’s got to be an element of fairness and I really feel at the moment that we are being short-changed.

“I’m not saying it’s deliberate but we can’t be on the receiving end of so many poor decisions.”

The defeat leaves the Foxes rock bottom of the Premier League and seven points off safety with only nine games left to play.

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