WREXHAM manager Denis Smith was dismissed from the dug-out by referee Trevor Parkes minutes from the end of last night's Carling Cup first round defeat at Crewe.
And his temper was not improved when central defender Brian Carey, who had earlier been booked, was shown a straight red card in added time after apparently denying Crewe striker Steve Jones a goalscoring opportunity.
It was a bad end to what had started a good day for the Dragons, who could net up to £250,000 after losing a promising young footballer to West Brom.
Smith was scathing in his criticism of the officials afterwards, claiming that poor decision-making had put his side at a disadvantage.
"I know it's all about results, but we were the better team and we lost the game" he said. "But you can't beat the officials if they are as bad as they were tonight".
Smith claimed the second-half penalty which gave Crewe the lead should not have been given.
"The ball was a foot out before it was played into the lad and anyway it should not have been a penalty because Darren Ferguson won the ball," he added.
Meanwhile, a Football League tribunal has ruled that Wrexham could receive up to £250,000 for midfielder Rob Davies, 16, from Tywyn, near Aberystwyth, who joined West Brom this summer, having previously been with Wrexham's youth development programme since he was aged 10.
The tribunal has orded Albion to cough up £50,000 immediately, followed by four staged payments of £40,000 which are dependent on first-team appearances.
The Racecourse club will receive a further £40,000 if and when Davies wins a senior cap for Wales.