After being fired, referee Lee Mason has been rehired by PGMOL

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Referee Lee Mason was restored by the Professional Games Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) after being fired for a major mistake during an Arsenal game last season.

The Daily Mail reports that Mason has been rehired by the referees’ organization to assist with the education of new officials.

In addition to working with Premier League, EFL, and Women’s Super League authorities, the report states that Mason will “operate specifically on Leagues One and Two.”

Mason’s tenure as a Premier League official was from 2007 until 2022.

Before switching to VAR full-time, he worked 287 matches in the English Premier League.

Mason’s new position does not involve VAR, which is good news for many following his two glaring mistakes in that department last year.

The 51-year-old official first made headlines last September when he erroneously denied a goal for Newcastle United in a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. He was then benched for the next game.

Second, he lost his job when he didn’t rule out Arsenal’s equalizer for offside in a 1-1 draw with Brentford in February.

Arsenal were leading the Premier League table when the incident occurred, and it is widely believed that it cost them the championship.

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