A FURIOUS Karl Robinson had to bite his tongue after seeing his side defeated 3-2 by Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.
After many refereeing decisions went against Dons, the manager announced he would be making a formal complaint against one of the referee’s assistants following comments made to him after Orient scored their second equaliser - a goal Robinson thought was offside.
“I’m making an official complaint,” declared Robinson. “The linesman has said something to me that, if one of my players said it, he’d have been sent off.
“It’s a shame, because if I repeated it, I’d get fined. There are a few things that have gone on which the fans, the players, and the Orient management have all seen.
“Players have got booked for saying nothing, and there were a few words of ‘lovely encouragement’ from the officials, which I won’t condone and I wouldn’t want my players to say to anyone.
“I’m always very open with the media but if I said anything, I’d be in trouble. It’s a shame because we should be able to be open about players’ performances and the officials.”
The defeat was Dons’ third on home soil this season, but was seen by the smallest league crowd since the club moved into stadium:mk in 2007 - just 6,469 in attendance.
After turning the corner away from home, Dons have picked up just a point from their two home matches in three days, and attention now turns to their tough trip to Hartlepool on Saturday.