Everton boss David Moyes thought his side should have been given a penalty prior to James McFadden's sending off in the Carling Cup defeat to Arsenal.
Andy Johnson seemed to be felled in the area, but referee Graham Poll waved away appeals and allowed Arsenal to break down the other end.
McFadden was unhappy The Toffees failed to get the decision and let Poll know what he thought of the matter.
The Scottish forward was instantly dismissed for dissent, although Moyes also thought it should have been a spot-kick.
The decision proved costly for Everton as they went on to lose the game thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor's late header.
"My view was I thought it was a penalty kick," said Moyes. "We didn't get the penalty kick.
"James McFadden claims to have said one thing and the referee claims he said another thing.
"His words compared to the referee's are different. So it's a case of who do you believe."