Everton vs Liverpool: Referee Mike Dean shows off his lockdown beard

Mike Dean with his lockdown beard

Mike Dean has grown a beard.

We repeat, Mike Dean has grown a beard! The famous English referee revealed his new look during the Merseyside derby and we're not going to lie - it looks pretty cool.

Earlier in the day, we were treated to the revelation of Andy Carroll's lockdown beard in Newcastle's 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

The English striker's effort was an absolute monstrosity, but Dean looks pretty suave. You can check out the referee's new look below.

Here's how football fans reacted on Twitter.

Footballers across the continent have been sporting different looks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over in Italy, fans couldn't believe their eyes when Ashley Young was photographed with a full head of hair after spending most of his career in England bald as a cue ball.

But as we mentioned previously, no new 'lockdown look' has been as disastrous as Carroll's.

Below, you can have a look at the Newcastle striker's unique beard and judge for yourself.

It's certainly, erm, different, Andy...

If you are looking to grow a beard during this period of lockdown, take a leaf out of Dean's book and go with the standard look!

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