Padraig Gollogley has hit out at Irish League referees after the first red card of his Larne career in Saturday's 1-0 victory away to Institute on the opening day of the Premier League season.
The towering defender was given his marching orders in the closing stages for an off the ball incident ? which referee Raymond Crangle deemed as a head butt.
And if he is found guilty of that offence then the Louth-man could find himself sitting out as many as five matches - something that Larne could do without.
Gollogley said: "I went in for a tackle on the sidelines and put the ball out for a throw in.
" I've six stud marks on my back from where their player rubbed his boots down my back and when we got up we squared up to each other.
"The next thing is their player is on the ground rolling around and holding his face.
"There was certainly no head butt from me on the player and I'd ask the referee to look at it again, but really what is the point with these referees?
"I'm not sure if there would have been another player on the pitch sent-off for what happened, but I seem to still have a bit of a reputation with referees up here.
"I have worked hard on curbing some parts of my game as well as my discipline and this is the first red card I've had since joining Larne last November."
It was a double dose of frustration for Larne manager Paul Curran as Gollogley had a big impact on his return from a groin injury.
Curran said: " Paddy was the difference against Institute and it shows how much we missed him in the last few weeks.
"We'll have to deal with him being out again next week and we'll see who else is fit to come in.
"I was delighted with the commitment from my players and it's a great boost to get off the mark with a win."