GOALKEEPER David Forde slammed referee Gavin Ward after he awarded the penalty that lead to Millwall's defeat to Blackburn Rovers at The Den in midweek.
Ward pointed to the spot after Grant Hanley went sprawling inside the area – but video replays later showed the defender had been nowhere near a Lions player when he went to ground.
£8million-striker Jordan Rhodes converted from 12-yards to seal a priceless 2-1 win for the visitors – and drag Millwall further into the relegation mire at the foot of the Championship table.
Forde said: "I was dumbstruck that the referee gave the penalty. Hanley's made a fantastic run but his legs have gone from under him, I think he surprised himself that he got that far and fell over.
"The referee and especially the lineman have made a disgraceful decision. I have watched it four or five times and how the linesman can not intervene is an absolute disgrace.
"I was looking at the lineman to make the call. It is really hard to take because it is one of the worst decisions I've ever seen. Decisions like that end up costing people their livelihoods.
"The referee would not talk to anyone after the game and just bombarded himself in his changing room. He was afraid to come out because he knew he'd made the wrong decision.
"We've put in a good, honest performance against Blackburn and everyone put in a great shift. To be fair, it's happened too many times down the years with this club.
"I hope they send a strong referee for the Nottingham Forest game on Saturday because too many of them come to The Den thinking they have a point to prove and that they won't be intimidated.
"When that happens, they end up going the other way and not giving us decisions."
The Lions entertain Forest knowing that a win would see them safe, but the visitors' need for points in just as pressing as they chase a play-off spot. You can bet on the game with www.freebets.org.uk.