Heart of Midlothian manager Paulo Sergio was angry after seeing his side lose to First Division club Ayr United in the third round of the League Cup at Somerset Park last night.
Hearts scored first through Scott Robinson just after half-time before Gareth Wardlaw leveled for Ayr in the 63rd minute but the home side should have been two goals up when Eggert Jonsson bundled the ball home on the hour mark..
However, referee Ian Brines disallowed it because the Icelandic defender appeared to have punched the ball into the net.
Ayr went on to win 4-1 on penalties, eliminating Hearts from the competition and upsetting Sergio, who indicated it should have been called a goal.
“We scored a second goal, a clean goal and that doesn't count," said Sergio. "The linesman runs to the midfield when the ball goes into the net though.
"I don't understand that, why do you run to the midfield if it's not a goal? The referee told me at full-time that his assistant had said it was handball."