Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann was red carded during yesterday’s Dunfermline v Forfar First Division play-off.
The visitors were leading 4-1 at one stage but lost 7-4 on aggregate after extra-time with just EIGHT players left at the final whistle.
McCann clashed with Forfar boss Dick Campbell after the second ordering off with both men sent to the stand by referee Stevie O’Reilly.
After the match Campbell said: “It annoys me when people try to influence referees and get players sent off.
“I am not having a go at the Pars but Forfar live within our means. We do not have debt and did well to reach the play-offs.
“I’d get sent off in a warm-up these days. Three critical decisions went against us. How can you put us down to eight men? It makes a laughing stock of the game.”
Dunfermline face Alloa this week for a place in the First Division with boss Jim Jefferies blaming Campbell for the dug-out aggro.
“Forfar caused their own downfall by getting three men sent off,” the Pars boss claimed. “Dick has come across and blamed Neil for trying to influence the referee.
“You can’t go in to another dug-out. He is an experienced manager and knows that.
“If someone’s giving you verbals you will say something back but Neil was harshly punished. Forfar thought they had it won but we showed otherwise.”
McCann and Campbell are likely to be asked to explain their actions by the SFA once the referee’s report has been received.