Man City vs Newcastle referee spotted performing ‘David Brent dance’

Premier League official Simon Hooper appears to have turned himself into a meme after eagle-eyed viewers spotted the referee copying THAT David Brent dance during Manchester City’s match against Newcastle on Saturday. Newcastle were looking to break up the field with Callum Wilson trying to hold off Manuel Akanji while waiting for the ball to come to his feet.

The England striker fell to the ground and pleaded with the referee to award his side a free-kick. But Hooper waved away the protests in a rather unique manner to the frustration of Wilson.

The Premier League official was seen waving his arms from side to side, which several viewers immediately saw similarities to the infamous David Brent dance from the popular UK television show ‘The Office’.

@garyp1971 wrote: “Didn’t realise David Brent was reffing City v Newcastle?!?”

@JoeThomas182 tweeted out a gif of Brent’s dance, adding: “Simon Hooper letting out his inner David Brent.”

@Jordan_J_Thomas posted: “The ref in the Man City v Newcastle game just cracked out the David Brent dance in the middle of the pitch.”

@Scottyirl said: “Hahaha Simon Hooper doing his David Brent impression.”

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