HUDDERSFIELD Town coach Glynn Snodin cursed his side's petulance as they were beaten 4-0 by Millwall at The Den.
The Terriers players berated referee Graham Scott for failing to stop play when Joel Lynch went down injured in the build up to Chris Wood scoring the Lions' second goal on the hour mark.
And, after James Henry had made it 3-0, Huddersfield's afternoon went from bad to worse as defender Jack Hunt was dismissed five minutes from time for foul and abusive language.
"We thought we were still in the game when we came in at half time, because there wasn't much in it during the first half," said Snodin.
"When the second goal went in, we had some undisciplined players out there as a team and as individuals. That's why it collapsed in the last half-an-hour."
And the former Leeds coach had no complaints about Henry's goal, insisting that his players should not have allowed Millwall to take advantage of their temporary numerical advantage.
"You've got to play to the referee's whistle – that's part of the discipline we've been speaking to the players about," bemoaned Snodin.
"Until he blows that whistle you must play on and hopefully you'll have players to cover – but we didn't.
"And, for the sending off, Jack thought he was fouled as he was running back, so he's called the referee something and he's sent him straight off.
"He's apologised already – we spoke to the boys about the result, and Jack was the first to hold his hand up.
"It was in the heat of the moment – we've all been there, and I think he regrets what he's done now."
Today's defeat was Huddersfield's fourth in the space of six games, with their bright start to life in the Championship now seemingly over.
But coach Snodin says his team will respond despite their heavy loss in SE16: "The players know they're better than that," he insisted.
"We've been playing well – that's why we got to third in the league – but we've let ourselves down a little bit in the last two away games."