Referee stands down after VAR error

Lee Mason will no longer referee in the Premier League after leaving the organising body PGMOL by mutual consent.

The 51-year-old did not draw the guidelines to check for offside on Ivan Toney’s equaliser while on VAR duty during Arsenal‘s game with Brentford last week – an error which proved costly for the visitors.

“We would like to thank Lee for his dedicated service to the professional game and wish him all the best for the future,” read a statement from PGMOL.