Mason to take charge of derby day

First published in Sport Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

EXPERIENCED officials have been appointed to take charge of Sunday’s derby match between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers.

Premier League referee Lee Mason has been chosen to officiate the game.

Mason gained praise for his handling of the Capital One Cup tie between Chelsea and Manchester United, only three days after the controversy of the Premier League game between the two clubs when official Mark Clattenburg had been accused of racism.

Mason took charge of Rovers’ defeat at Chelsea on the final day of last season as well as their home losses to Stoke and Everton. He was referee for Burnley’s 2-0 loss at Barnsley last term, and previously took charge of two Turf Moor derbies against Preston.

In 2008 he sent off Preston’s former Rovers defender Callum Davidson, and a year earlier Burnley duo Chris McCann and Joey Gudjonsson were dismissed.

Fourth official will be Mike Dean, who was the referee when Burnley and Rovers last met at Turf Moor and upset Clarets fans by awarding the decisive penalty in the game for a foul on Martin Olsson.

One of the assistants will be Sian Massey.

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2:16pm Fri 30 Nov 12

French Rover says...

I thought Masons were supposed to be a secret society bit much when they announce one will be refereeing the game..
I thought Masons were supposed to be a secret society bit much when they announce one will be refereeing the game.. French Rover
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2:23pm Fri 30 Nov 12

MxMave says...

3 big names in the world of refereing, excellent.
3 big names in the world of refereing, excellent. MxMave
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2:29pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Ronaldpetercooper says...

French Rover wrote:
I thought Masons were supposed to be a secret society bit much when they announce one will be refereeing the game..
Very droll French Rover. Not going tomorrow so will settle for listening and watching highlights on Rover Player.
Could be a tough game and expecting at least one red card. Hope it's not one of ours. After the Bolton fiasco we need at least not to lose.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I thought Masons were supposed to be a secret society bit much when they announce one will be refereeing the game..[/p][/quote]Very droll French Rover. Not going tomorrow so will settle for listening and watching highlights on Rover Player. Could be a tough game and expecting at least one red card. Hope it's not one of ours. After the Bolton fiasco we need at least not to lose. Ronaldpetercooper
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2:57pm Fri 30 Nov 12

FCBurnley says...

I hear Tom Daley has been at Brockhall helping with the `training`
I hear Tom Daley has been at Brockhall helping with the `training` FCBurnley
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