Tranmere boss Les Parry admits he was none the wiser as to why the referee awarded the penalty in their 1-1 draw at Charlton.
Adam McGurk's 33rd-minute opener gave Rovers the lead but the npower League One leaders were given a share of the spoils when skipper Johnnie Jackson converted an 80th minute penalty.
However, neither Parry nor opposite number Chris Powell could clarify exactly why the spot-kick had been awarded but the Rovers boss added he was not entirely surprised by the decision.
He explained: "I didn't see it. All I know is our lads said if a penalty was given every time there was that much contact in the area there would be 20 penalties every game. But I didn't see it so I can't slaughter the referee about it.
"I was shouting at him at the end 'just give them a goal and be done with it' because he just kept on giving them free-kicks on the edge of our area.
"So I just thought 'give them a goal, it will make him happy and then at least we all know where we are then'."