Premier League referee Mike Dean has ruled out a repeat of his terrace celebrations tonight.
The top flight whistler became a social media sensation two years ago when TV cameras clocked him going berserk as his beloved Tranmere Rovers sealed a play-off semi-final win.
Dean was seen waving his scarf and roaring his delight after the Birkenhead-based team saw off Forest Green before eventually reaching League One after beating Newport in the Wembley final.
Now, the 52-year-old official is hoping history repeats itself – in the sense that Tranmere get promoted, not his celebrations.
Managerless Rovers host Morecambe at Prenton Park tonight, looking to bounce back into the third tier after a cruel relegation last term due to the PPG method.
When quizzed by Sky Sports if we can expect similar histrionics from him, Dean said: "I wouldn't have thought so!
"I got a little bit carried away at Forest Green.
"I think it was just a long, long season and luckily we got over the line in the end in the final. "I felt a bit stupid to be fair. But it's just the passion.
"I love the club. I've followed them for years, home and away since the mid-80s and it's great."
Dean will be one of 3,500 fans inside the ground tonight. And even though his profession is often at the forefront of fans' chants, he admits it's good to have them back.
"I've had a couple of games with supporters in," he added.
"I had a game at Chelsea on Tuesday night and it was strange having 8,000 there.
"It does make a big difference because emotions get more charge with supporters in. It's just great to have them back."
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