Meet Lee Mason, who retired as a football referee from Bolton, Greater Manchester. He was the former chairman of the Bolton Referees’ Society. Let’s read his Wikipedia biodata below.
Wikipedia Profile & Biodata
|Real Name:||Lee Mason|
|Date of Birth:||29 October 1971|
|Age:||52 years old @ 2023|
|State of Origin:||Lancashire, England|
|Place of Birth:||Bolton, Lancashire|
|Net Worth:||< $20 million|
|Education:||Liverpool Institute of Higher Education | Thornleigh College, Bolton|
Lee Mason Biography
Lee Mason is a retired referee from Bolton, Greater Manchester. He was a referee in the Premier League from 2006 until 2021. He used to be the chairman of the Bolton Referees’ Society and is connected to the Lancashire County Football Association.
Date of Birth | Age
Lee was born on 29 October 1971; he is currently at the age of 52 years old this year 2023. He will be 53 years old next year 2024.
Relatives | Family
Mason has a younger brother named Andy Manson, who used to be a professional footballer. Andy was trained by Bolton Wanderers and played for various teams, including Hull City, before playing for non-League teams.
Mason went to Thornleigh College in Bolton and later attended Liverpool Institute of Higher Education from 1990 to 1993. He lived in Newman Hall and earned his degree there.
While he was studying, he played football for his college team and also hosted social events at a students’ union club.
Mason began his career as a referee in 1988, officiating in the Bolton Boys’ Federation League. Before becoming a referee, he worked in the car rental industry.
He started as an assistant referee in the Northwest Counties Football League in 1992, then became a referee in that league in 1996. He was included on the assistant referees’ list for The Football League in 1998 and the Premier League in 2000.
Mason was promoted to referee in the Football League in 2002 and officiated his first match between Shrewsbury Town and Exeter City.
He became a Development Group referee in 2003 and eventually made it to the Premier League Select Group Referees in 2006. He first refereed a Premier League match in February 2006 between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.
Lee Mason refereed the Football League One play-off final in 2006 between Barnsley and Swansea City, which Barnsley won on penalties after a 2-2 draw after extra time.
In October 2012, he received praise for his handling of a League Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester United, where he correctly awarded three penalties and managed a number of other incidents.
Lee Mason retired from on-field duties at the end of the 2020-21 season and became the Premier League’s first dedicated Video Assistant Referee from the 2021-22 season. However, he left this position on February 17th, 2023, by mutual consent.
In March 2015, Lee Mason caused a controversy in a football game between AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City. He disallowed a goal scored by Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, which caused confusion among commentators as it was unclear which rule had been broken.
In December 2020, Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Nuno Espírito Santo criticized Mason for not being up to the Premier League standard of refereeing after a loss to Burnley. Espírito Santo was later fined for his comments.
On 27 February 2021, Mason controversially ruled out a goal by Brighton’s Lewis Dunk in a 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, which caused criticism of Mason in the media and on Sky Sports.
On 11 February 2023, Mason made an incorrect decision by allowing a Brentford goal to stand in a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, despite Brentford player Christian Nørgaard being in an offside position.
This call drew widespread criticism and caused Mason to leave the PGMOL and no longer referee Premier League games.
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