Tony Pulis says Stoke are planning to appeal the red card picked up by Robert Huth during their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland.
The Potters defender was dismissed shortly before half-time on Saturday for a challenge on David Meyler.
Pulis feels the match officials got that decision wrong and ultimately cost Stoke the game.
The Potters boss believes Meyler conned referee Martin Atkinson into making a snap judgement and has called on the relevant authorities to take action.
"I think we'll definitely appeal against the sending off," said Pulis.
"The disappointing thing for me is the reaction of their player. It's something that's creeping into the game and it's something Gordon Taylor and the PFA should really get to grips with.
"I think players are going down with the intention of getting other players booked or even sent off, when they've not really been hurt.
"When players do that, they're cheating another professional. And they're all part of the same union.
"It's a disease we should stamp out as soon as we possibly can."