STEVE Lomas criticised referee Bobby Madley's decision to send off Alan Dunne after ten-man Millwall conceded a late equaliser against Brighton.
With the Lions leading 1-0 courtesy of Martyn Woolford's strike, Dunne was shown a second yellow card 15 minutes from time following a late lunge on Kazenga LuaLua.
The Seagulls capitalised on their man advantage when Leonardo Ulloa equalised in the final 60 seconds of normal time.
Lomas said: "I might have to do the lottery tonight because I could see it coming. It was a very cheap booking. I said to the fourth official, 'I can see what's going to happen here, he'll get sent off in the second half.'
"I'm very disappointed. It was the key turning point in the game. We were very comfortable. In the past we can blame ourselves [for certain mistakes], but I think the blame lies elsewhere today.
"I blame myself as well because we only had one defender on the bench, I wanted to be attacking, but when Dunney was sent off we could have used an extra defender.
"Brighton are a very good team and they pass the ball well, so we set up to nullify them in the first half and I thought we did that. We got into some good areas ourselves and but for a decent final ball, we would have created some chances.
"We started very well in the second half and scored a fantastically well-worked goal. We're trying to get the ball down and pass it in the right manner, and our goal typified that.
"I thought my players were magnificent again today, they showed the right attitude and the fans could see that. We had great support from nearly 2,000 fans.
"Brighton were coming on strong, we were a man down, throwing bodies in there and getting our blocks in. You saw the committment of the players to the cause."