Anthony Vanden Borre has blamed referee Steve Bennett for wrecking his Wembley dream with Portsmouth.
Vanden Borre was dismissed by Bennett after receiving two bookings during Saturday's 0-0 Fratton Park draw with Blackburn.
The Belgian defender must now serve a one-match suspension, ruling him out of Pompey's FA Cup semi-final showdown with Tottenham on Sunday.
The 22-year-old, who is on loan with Portsmouth from Genoa, was booked in the first-half for a challenge on Steven N'Zonzi before seeing red for deliberate handball on the hour mark.
But Vanden Borre claims he was hard done by with both decisions and must now come to terms with missing out on Pompey's biggest game of the season.
He told the Portsmouth News: "I should not have been given the first yellow card because I got the ball and not the man. I tried to tell that to the referee, but he took no notice.
"Then for the second one, as the ball came towards me I tried to chest it down but it just hit the top of my arm.
"So I am very unhappy and frustrated because it means I shall not be able to play in the semi-final, which I was looking forward to.
"It has been a very frustrating season all round but there is nothing I can do about it - that is football and that is life."