Justin Edinburgh slammed referee Andy Haines as Robbie Willmott saw red after just two minutes in Newport's 4-1 loss to Fleetwood.
Willmott handled on the goal-line to prevent Steven Schumacher grabbing an early lead for the home side, only delaying the inevitable as the former Bury skipper grabbed his first for Fleetwood from the spot.
Schumacher doubled his tally just three minutes after the break with a stunning 30-yard shot, curling in off a post, before sealing his hat-trick with a second penalty of the afternoon.
Chris Zebroski pulled one back from the spot himself with 20 minutes remaining but David Ball's low shot made it four for the home side.
Exiles boss Edinburgh was left raging with the match official.
"I've got to be careful what I say," he said. "I think the man in the middle has stolen the show from us.
"I haven't seen the penalty but my feeling is the man who has hit it is in an offside position.
"We get a player booked and sent off for a penalty decision, they give one away and nothing happens. It's very inconsistent.
"In the end I don't think we've really deserved to be on the end of a 4-1 scoreline."