Mike Dean appeared to sniff assistant referee before Manchester derby

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Everyone knows Mike Dean is a hero among men.

The flamboyant referee, whose gesticulations during matches are unrivalled by any other match official, was always likely to do something special for the Manchester derby on Wednesday night.

He didn’t disappoint.

Before the players shook hands, pre-kick off, Dean leant over to his assistant referee and appeared to sniff him.

Honestly, we are not making this up. (Scroll down to watch the video).

Video: Mike Dean sniffs his colleague

Here's a slightly longer video of the incident...

It’s unclear whether the lino had some seriously strong aftershave on, or if he’d applied some Vicks Vaporub - like Patrick Vieira used to - in order to help him breathe easier during the matches.

But whatever it was, Dean clearly wasn’t a fan of the aroma.

His disgusted face said it all.

Twitter reacts

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Dean’s bizarre pre-match antics…

Bonus video: Mike Dean's highlights

What a man.

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