Still, that was nothing compared to his two previous visits to Turf Moor. In the 2004/05 season he fell out with Steve Cotterill in the Burnley manager's third home game in charge of the Clarets. On a day when he sent off Micah Hyde he also ordered Cotterill to the stands. One season later and it would take a book to chronicle the events of the home game against Millwall.
Last season he sent off Frank Sinclair at West Brom, and incredibly in his last four Burnley games there have been no fewer than 25 yellow and 6 red cards.
He cannot be like this all the time, otherwise he would have been struck off the list long ago. And his record this season is not too bad. He's had his moments, totalling eleven cards in two of his games, but the total is only 21 in 12 games with just a single red card.
Seven of those yellow cards have gone to home players and fourteen to away players, and beware Burnley with only one of the last nine having been given to a home player. His solitary red card was given to Preston's Andy Carroll in their 21- defeat at Scunthorpe.
As was the case last Easter he follows Nigel Miller (he'd refereed our 1-0 win at Birmingham on Easter Saturday). The often controversial Miller has had two decent games, maybe it is time for something similar from Beeby.
He will be assisted by Geoff Law (Leicestershire) and Jason Tyas (West Yorkshire) with fourth official duties carried out by Shaun Procter-Green (Lincolnshire).
Previous Burnley games:
Burnley players carded
Elliott Gray Harley Jones Thomas
Gray Harley Hyde Sinclair(Y+R)
Akinbiyi Elliott J O'Connor(Y+R) Sinclair
McGreal Sinclair Hyde(red)