Sheffield Wednesday were held to a goalless draw by struggling MK Dons and had Ross Wallace sent off by referee Peter Bankes.
Bankes brandished four yellow cards and one red in the direction of Owls players and required an escort upon leaving the Hillsborough pitch.
But it wasn't the latter decision - to dismiss Ross Wallace for lashing out at Jonny Williams - which had Wednesdayites' knickers in a twist.
Seconds earlier, Bankes had booked Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri for an alleged dive which television replays later proved was far from the case.
With Forestieri serving quickfire one and two-match bans in February and March for similarly incorrect decisions, Owls fans, management and players alike have grown tired of the Italian's unfair reputation for deceit.
Those on the pitch were incensed by Bankes' decision - which even Karl Robinson, the Dons' boss, admitted was 'disgusting' - leading to tensions boiling over and Wallace being given his marching orders, although few could have any complaints about that.
But Bankes was the scourge of Sheffield Wednesday once more in the dying seconds, when Forestieri was brought down - seemingly illegally - as he entered the box. Goal kick given.
Such was the level of disbelief on the Wednesday bench that the previously unflappable Carlos Carvalhal, stormed straight down the tunnel and left his assistant in charge of post-match media duties.
Unsurprisingly, the head coach's feelings were echoed by those on Twitter...
As soon as the ref booked Lees, he had it in for #swfc couldn't be any quicker to book Forestieri, and ultimately lost control of the game— Thomas Peters (@t_peters32) 19 April 2016
a) 1 point closer for #swfc b) Franchise were pathetic, timewasting when desperate for a win c) the ref was a bandwagon jumping dickhead— Joe Rennie (@joe72_) 19 April 2016
Well after QPR didn't think we could have a worse ref - Jesus we have tonight. Standard is so poor in champs #swfc— David Cooke (@hirsty9) 19 April 2016
Turns out the ref was demoted from champ to L1 then again to L2 before not been appointed for a game at the weekend #swfc— JB4 (@jakebensonswfc) 19 April 2016
At professional level a refereeing decision shouldn't be swayed because of a 'reputation', awful ref tonight. #Swfc— Richard Matthews (@AreMatthews) 19 April 2016
How has that ref booked fez for diving and not given anything for that pen/free kick. Unlucky tonight #swfc— Pretty Visitor (@AGlasby_) 19 April 2016
Just becuase a ref doesn't think it's a free kick doesn't mean it's a dive #swfc— JS (@steadythebeast) 19 April 2016
The ref was terrible and lost control of the game. But why Wallace gave him the chance to send him off ill never know. #swfc— Gary Abbey (@garyabbey44) 19 April 2016
It's becoming almost fashionable for refs to book Fessi for diving, they can't wait to have a go. Ref seemed bored and stirred it up #swfc— Tom Chittenden (@tjchitt86) 19 April 2016
Irrespective of ref (speechless BTW), can't just turn up for 45 mins expect to turn sides over. Unlucky with 4xpost. Wallace red right #swfc— Matthew Wood (@mat_t_hew7) 19 April 2016