Rafa Benitez has suggested to BBC Sport that Harry Kane was more deserving of a red card than Jonjo Shelvey was during Newcastle's clash with Tottenham on Sunday.
There can arguably be few complaints about Shelvey seeing red as he needlessly stepped on Dele Alli while the Tottenham midfielder was on the ground - but Benitez felt that a first-half challenge from Kane on summer signing Florian Lejeune was a better candidate for a red card.
"That Harry Kane tackle was worse than this one but I cannot complain about the rules, but I think it's more dangerous and we lost one player for that," he told BBC Sport when asked for his thoughts on Shelvey's dismissal.
Unfortunately for the Magpies, Kane's challenge was the last piece of notable action for the French defender as he had to be taken off with injury.
The Spurs striker was booked for the tackle, as while one of his legs got to the ball, the other left Lejeune tangled up, and now leaves the Magpies keeping their fingers crossed that the problem is not a serious one.
But while Kane's challenge clearly did more harm, the senselessness of Shelvey's step on Alli will surely leave Benitez just as frustrated as he now faces a suspension.